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How to Make Baked Kale Chips

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Crispy baked kale chips are a great alternative to store-bought chips but with a fraction of the fat and calories and none of the preservatives and artificial flavours. Making kale chips in the oven is an easy way to enjoy a healthy plant-based snack that’s full of nutrition.

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You won't be able to get enough of these yummy Oven Roasted Kale Chips!  Healthy, Easy, and SO delicious!

I have a confession to make… I’m a snacker – put a bowl of chips in front of me, and whether I’m hungry or not, I’ll eat the whole bowl. This is why I can’t get enough of these yummy Baked Kale Chips!  Healthy, easy, and SO delicious!

It has been two weeks since I have had any chips. I was kinda going through some serious withdrawal and knew that there had to be a healthy alternative and I wanted to try something new. I discovered Kale Chips for that salty, crunchy desire. But some Kale Chips are super bland. I don’t do bland…..so I made my own Baked Kale Chips.

Why You’ll Love Kale Chips

Making your own kale chips is easy, and if you were to buy them they’re a super expensive. Kale chips are healthy and a great way to use up an abundant amount of homegrown kale. Our kids devour these kale chips (yep, even my youngest one).

You won't be able to get enough of these yummy Oven Roasted Kale Chips!  Healthy, Easy, and SO delicious!

When I mention kale chips people either get excited or they say they don’t like them. But there are so many different recipes for kale chips and thus a difference in flavour. This recipe happens to be my fav, it’s simple and cheaper than the recipes that call for things like cashews or red peppers (to make that nacho taste).

You won't be able to get enough of these yummy Oven Roasted Kale Chips!  Healthy, Easy, and SO delicious!

What you’ll need to make your own Kale Chips

  • Kale – look for a flat leaf kale, not a curly kale
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Garlic, finely chopped
  • Fine sea salt
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Ground black pepper

Tip for delicious Kale Chips

Bake these low and slow – Higher baking temperatures will cause the edges of the kale leaves to char, giving them a bitter taste.

Enjoy!

You won't be able to get enough of these yummy Oven Roasted Kale Chips! Healthy, Easy, and SO delicious!

Baked Kale Chips

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

You won't be able to get enough of these yummy Baked Kale Chips!  Healthy, Easy, and SO delicious! This kale chips recipe makes crispy chips that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches kale
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. 
  2. Rinse kale and pat dry thoroughly. 
  3. Remove and discard thick ribs and roughly chop leaves. Pat leaves dry again. 
  4. Toss with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. 
  5. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Kale does not need to be in a single layer, as it will shrink in volume as it cooks. 
  6. Bake, stirring every five minutes or so, until leaves are tender, crisp on edges and slightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. 
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Notes

Bake low and slow

Higher baking temperatures will cause the edges of the kale leaves to char, giving them a bitter taste.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 385mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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Crispy baked Kale Chips are so easy to make with fresh kale, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, sesame seeds and a little salt. They’re low carb, crazy nutritious, and super budget friendly. This kale chips recipe makes crispy chips that everyone will love!
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Friday 22nd of April 2011

[...] week, we had the opportunity to try a new snack food. As I’ve written before, I love to snack! Snacking is my downfall, so I try to keep healthy food in the house for when my uncontrollable [...]

Tamar

Friday 8th of April 2011

Hi Janice, we love kale! I add it to our green smoothies. I have not made kale chips, because I feel like they are more about the salt and the oil, and less about the amazing green vegetable. If you use 3 tablespoons of olive oil, that is approximately 360 calories and 39 grams of fat that you are serving to your family. I mention this because sometimes we don't realize how much fat and calories are in oil. Oil is full of calories and fat and empty of nutrients. Try using kale instead of, or in addition to spinach in your green smoothies. :)

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