Oh my gosh, these are absolutely amazing! Who would have thought that kale would become so crispy when baked? It is incredible! The great thing about these chips is that you can season with any of your favourite spices. I love the combination of salt, freshly cracked black pepper and curry powder. There is no real recipe, just a spray of olive oil and a sprinkling of some seasoning and bake for 10 minutes or so for a crunchy delight! Jerome and I made these as a side for my Step-dads birthday party. He absolutely loved them. Kale chips taste really nice as finger-food or as a replacement for crackers with dip. I love dipping my kale chips into hummus... so delicious! Well, I hope that you try this recipe and love it as much we do :)
Check out the nutrition information at the bottom of this post and be wowed by the amazing nutritional benefits of one cup of kale.
1 bunch of curly-leafed kale
salt & pepper
spray olive oil
seasoning (see the tips for ideas)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (356 F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Pull the kale leaves from the stems and place the leaves onto a baking tray in a single layer. Discard the stems.
- Lightly spray the leaves with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and any desired seasonings.
- Bake for 10 minutes or so until crispy, flipping once.
- Serve immediately!
- Seasoning options: Curry powder, 'smoked' paprika, vegan parmesan, sesame seeds, cumin, chilli flakes etc...
- Storing - Store any uneaten kale chips in a tightly sealed container or jar for one day or so. Make sure the kale chips are completely baked and dehydrated before storing or else the moisture will make them soggy.
- I use curly kale.
- In some areas it may be difficult to find kale... I can always find a bunch at fruit and veggie stores rather than the supermarket.
The nutrition analysis above shows that one cup of kale (67g) is only 34 calories and is also amazingly good for you. Every bunch of kale you buy will vary in weight especially once you remove all of the inedible bits. Did you know that 1 cup of kale is high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamin? It is also VERY high in calcium, manganese, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C? Incredible! This is one amazing power food.