Baked Kale Chips

by Rebecca Apr 24th, 2011 // Gluten Free, Snacks, Veggie Friendly

Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

I’ve finally done it. I’ve taken the kale chip plunge. There’s no going back now. Beautiful greens turned into a savory snack. Awesome! Although, I have a sneaking suspicion that I baked the nutrition right out of this kale.

Baked Kale Chips

Nonetheless, I’m pretty sure it’s healthier than a bag of chips. So far I’m sold. Oh, and they couldn’t have been easier to make.

Baked Kale Chips

A good rinse and dry in the salad spinner, followed by a drizzle of olive oil, some sea salt and pop ‘em in the oven.

Baked Kale Chips

And then the big reveal. I described them as ‘seaweed like’ and my kid devoured them by the handful. I’m really curious if there are any good variations on kale chips that I should try the next go round. Have you ever made them with lemon? Vinegar? Anything else I should know about?

Baked Kale Chips Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins  Cooking Time: 15 to 20 mins

Ingredients:
1 bunch kale
olive oil
sea salt

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. Use a salad spinner to wash and dry kale.
3. Use kitchen shears (or a knife) to remove stems and cut into large chip sized pieces.
4. Spread kale out on a Silpat (or parchment) lined baking sheet.
5. Drizzle olive oil over kale and sprinkle with sea salt.
6. Bake until crispy but not burnt.

Makes: 2 to 4 servings

Baked Kale Chips

 

 

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13 Comments on “Baked Kale Chips”

  1. 1.) Maggie
    April 25th, 2011

    We must have been baking kale chips at the same time. I just posted about it too. I love your blog and beautiful photos! Well done!

  2. 2.) Anna B.
    April 25th, 2011

    Ooh! Kidlet loves kale! We're so doing this!

  3. 3.) Jackie
    April 25th, 2011

    Try sprinkling the kale with sesame seeds before you roast it. Extra yummy!

  4. 4.) Alissa
    April 25th, 2011

    I like to add nutritional yeast before baking. Makes them "cheesy" kale chips. I also sometimes add chipotle chili powder. I love me some kale chips!

  5. 5.) rebecca
    April 25th, 2011

    mmm. i noticed you cooked yours at 400 degrees. i wonder what the difference in taste is. will have to experiment.

  6. 6.) rebecca
    April 25th, 2011

    SO IMPRESSED that your kidlet loves kale. can't wait to hear the reviews on this!

  7. 7.) rebecca
    April 25th, 2011

    and i love anything spicy. love the idea of chili powder! thanks.

  8. 8.) Maggie
    April 25th, 2011

    I wasn't following a recipe, so I kept my eyes on the oven. Funnily enough, I may try 375 next time :-)

  9. 9.) Macki
    April 30th, 2011

    Um, hi, I just pulled these out of the oven 5 minutes ago and they are gone. The hubs and I ate them all before the kids even knew what was happening! Yumtastic!

  10. 10.) @koheight
    May 3rd, 2011

    i cook mine with some red pepper flake to add a little spicy punch when you get a few in. delicious!

  11. [...] it up too and this week for my swell supper we’re making Chinese Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Baked Kale Chips, Quick Homemade Applesauce, and Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies (trust me they are [...]

  12. 12.) Tasty Kale
    November 10th, 2011

    Try our kale… http://www.tastykale.com
    all natural, gluten free, and always Tasty

  13. 13.) Audrey
    May 16th, 2012

    I sprinkle mine with ranch dressing powder it’s so so so good! Recipe on my blog.
    http://TBIOL.blogspot.com

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