how to cook Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

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Vadim Rachok
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Do you ever find yourself craving something crunchy and delicious while watching your favorite show, but feel guilty after indulging in those calorie-dense snacks? Well, I have a solution for you – homemade baked kale chips!

Indulge in a guilt-free snacking experience with these homemade baked kale chips! A delightful blend of simplicity and healthiness, these chips offer a satisfying crunch without compromising on flavor. The trio of fresh kale, extra-virgin olive oil, and flaked sea salt creates a masterpiece that's perfect for movie nights, game days, or anytime you crave a savory treat. Elevate your snack game with these nutrient-packed delights and say goodbye to the guilt associated with traditional snacks. A crispy, savory goodness awaits!

These chips are incredibly easy to make, requiring just three simple ingredients: fresh kale, extra-virgin olive oil, and flaked sea salt. The best part? They are a healthy and guilt-free alternative to traditional potato chips or crackers.

To make them, simply preheat your oven to 300°F, and wash and dry the kale leaves thoroughly.

Baked Kale Chips

Spread the kale pieces evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and lightly browned. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before indulging in their crispy, savory goodness.

These homemade baked kale chips are a perfect snack for any occasion – movie nights, game days, or even as an afternoon pick-me-up. Plus, they are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to your diet. Try them out and judge for yourself!

Tips for Success

Although kale chips are easy to make, a couple of tips can help achieve the best results:

The key to achieving crispy kale chips is to ensure that you completely dry your kale leaves. After washing and spinning your kale, use paper towels or a dry dish towel to remove any remaining drops of water. Damp leaves make soggy kale chips.

Don’t overdo the oil Use a light hand when you coat the dry kale leaves with olive oil. You don’t want to drench them or they’ll never crisp up.

For even crispness, make sure the kale leaves are spread out in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. If they are bunched up or folded over, they won’t crisp evenly. If needed, bake in batches.

Baked Kale Chips step by step recipe

Don’t overbakeWhen it comes to baked kale chips, brown equals bitter. It can be a bit difficult to tell when your kale chips are ready because their color doesn’t give you any clues. You should take them out of the oven before they turn brown, but after they have become slightly soft in the middle. But don’t worry; they will continue to crisp up after you take them out of the oven and let cool. It may take some experimentation to achieve the perfect crispiness of baked kale chips.

What kind of kale is best for baked kale chips?

Both curly and lacinato kale can be turned into baked kale chips. While others, like the frilly appearance of curly kale. It would be beneficial to try both options and determine which one suits your preference.

How to store baked kale chips to keep them crispy?

If you don’t eat them all in one go, you’ll want to store baked kale chips the right way so they stay crisp and don’t get mushy. Here’s how to store homemade baked kale chips:

Let them coolBaked kale chips fresh from the oven still give off enough moisture to make baked kale chips soggy. Make sure you wait until the cookies have completely cooled down before storing them.

Baked Kale Chips recipe

Most recipes for baked kale chips that are seasoned with salt or other dry seasonings can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. However, it is recommended to consume them within two or three days for the best taste and texture. If the kale chips are seasoned with something perishable like cheese, it is best to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How to Flavor Baked Kale Chips

Once you have mastered the basics of making baked kale chips, you can try exploring other flavorings such as spicy Sriracha-Lime Kale Chips, tangy Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips, and sweet Maple Kale Crisps.

Just the perfect snack, which contains almost no calories but has numerous benefits and brings immense value to the body. Kale is one of the leaders in terms of vitamins and minerals content. It contains vitamins such as A, C, K, PP, and B-group vitamins: B6, B2, B1, as well as minerals like beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and phosphorus. In terms of amino acids content, kale is almost identical to meat. In terms of calcium content, it surpasses milk. I highly recommend you to take note of this recipe and use these chips as an ingredient for salads or other vegetable side dishes, or even as a standalone side dish for your main course (perfect for dinner).

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Baked Kale Chips
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Author:Vadim Rachok
These kale chips are homemade, crispy and great for snacking. They're addictive, like potato chips, and perfect for parties.
how to cook Baked Kale Chips
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings
Ingredients you will need
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
Let’s start !

1  Ensure that you have collected all the required ingredients before proceeding with the recipe.


2 Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


3 Remove kale leaves from stems and tear into bite-size pieces with scissors or a knife.


4  Wash the kale leaves properly. Then, use a salad spinner to dry them thoroughly. salad spinner to dry them thoroughly.


5 Coat kale leaves with olive oil, spread out on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with salt.


6 Bake for 20-30 minutes until edges are golden brown.


7 Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 58
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g4%
Saturated Fat 0g2%
Sodium 185mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 2g5%
Vitamin C 90mg449%
Calcium 104mg8%
Iron 1mg7%
Potassium 337mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For the crispiest kale chips, treat your kale leaves like royalty. Thoroughly dry them after washing, ensuring not a drop of water remains. Moisture is the enemy of crispiness, so take the time to pat them dry with paper towels or a dish towel. Additionally, practice moderation with the olive oil – a light coating is all you need for that perfect crisp. Spread the kale leaves in a single layer on your baking sheet for even crisping, and remember, patience is key. Don't let them turn too brown in the oven; a slightly soft middle is your cue to take them out. They'll continue to crisp up as they cool. Enjoy your crunchy, guilt-free snack!

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