This Baked Kale Chips recipe is made with fresh kale, extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder. If you don’t know how to make kale chips, this easy recipe is a great place to start! That is, if you like a perfect, delicate crisp to your kale chips.
Baked Kale Chips Recipe
When it comes to healthy snacks, kale chips are among the best!
They’re a low calorie superfood with a lot of flavor options.
Fresh kale is widely available in the grocery stores any season of the year.
When kale chips are done right, their crispy texture and savory flavors can fulfill even the deepest snack cravings.
The good news, it’s pretty easy to do it right!
The other good news, kale chips accommodate so many diets!
How do you make healthy kale chips?
The best way to make healthy kale chips, or any recipe, is to always use ingredients that accommodate your dietary restrictions.
That said, kale chips are commonly made with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, and any combination of toppings.
When choosing toppings, use the ones you already love, but don’t be afraid to experiment.
What are the best toppings for baked kale chips?
- nutritional yeast aka hippie dust
- chili powder
- cayenne pepper
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- taco seasoning
- old bay seasoning
I’m pretty partial to nutritional yeast on kale chips. It’s like a feather-light, grated, vegan cheese, loaded with vitamin B, and adds a nutty flavor to everything.
Yeah, gimme all the hippie dust! 😉
How do you keep kale chips crispy?
To keep kale chips crispy, be sure to thoroughly bake them first to remove all moisture, and cool to room temperature before storing.
Store kale chips in an airtight container at room temperature three to seven days…if you can keep your hands off them that long.
I don’t recommend storing them in the refrigerator or freezer, as they can absorb moisture and not stay crispy.
What are the benefits of kale chips?
- low carb, low calorie, snack
- naturally vegan and gluten free
- easy to make
- crispy alternative to potato chips
How to make kale chips
*see full recipe below*
1. wash and paper-towel dry kale
2. gently toss in oil and seasonings to coat evenly
3. spread on baking sheet with no overlapping
4. bake to crispy perfection, allow to cool, then store
Baked Kale Chips Recipe Ingredients
- extra virgin olive oil
- nutritional yeast
- garlic powder
Kitchen tools I use for this recipe:
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