I’m baaaaaaack. And I come bearing gifts….well okay, it’s just a healthy snack recipe. In an attempt to integrate more snacks into my diet, I came up with this healthy, guilt-free treat that’s easy to make. Crispy Baked Kale Chips. And I have the tricks to make these chips crunchy and crispy. Kale yeah! I’m sorry. I just had to say that at least once. I got it out of the way. Now back to serious business…
Kale. The superfood of 2015 to now? I don’t know. I’m not all “trendy” and have no knowledge of the Whole30 or eating paleo. Bless your hearts for those of you that can follow those diets. Me personally? I can get down on some bread at dinner and cookies for dessert. Everything in moderation is what I believe in– because a cookie in each hand balances you out!! I have a sweet tooth, can’t you tell? Here I was talking about kale and now I am talking about cookies…geez.
Back to kale! Yeah! Whoops. I did it again. I had never even had kale until I went to the Winter Fancy Food Show and sampled on some yummy baked kale chips. I knew when I got home I was going to make my own! So while kale may be “trendy” and all, I eat it because it’s actually good….especially when they are baked up into a crunchy chip! These kale chips bake up super crunchy and stayed crispy overnight. If you have ever made kale chips and they were chewy or soggy, then I have conquered what may have been plaguing your previous recipe for baked kale chips. These kale chips are crunchy, like the ones you would buy in the bag at the store, but now you get to control what goes on them!
Wash and DRY your kale thoroughly! This is an important step to getting the crispy chips we want! Then you are going to remove the leaves from the fibrous stems.
Spray your leaves lightly with some baking spray, evenly coating the leaves, and toss in your desired seasonings! Then spread the leaves out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Now you are ready to bake and get crispy!
Crispy Baked Kale ChipsPrint Recipe
- 1 bunch of kale
- baking spray
- seasonings (I used minced garlic, garlic pepper, salt and cayenne pepper)
Preheat oven to 300-degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Wash your kale leaves and thoroughly dry. Rip pieces of kale away from the fibrous stem that runs through the center of each leaf. Throw the stems away. Place kale pieces on paper towels and squeeze any excess water out of them. Let kale pieces sit on the counter for several minutes to ensure they are completely dry.
Once you are sure the leaves are completely dry, put the leaves in a large bowl. Spray the leaves lightly with baking spray and stir to coat the leaves in the baking spray (if you have olive oil spray that would work too). Do not spray the leaves too heavily or they will get soggy. Add your desired spices and stir to distribute the spices onto all the leaves. Spread the leaves out in a SINGLE layer on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle on any additional seasonings if some leaves look a little naked.
Bake in 300-degree oven for 23-25 minutes. Once chips are crunchy, remove from the oven and let chips set on the baking sheet for 3-minutes.
Eat immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Chips will be crunchiest the first day, but will stay crispy for 2-3 days.
My kale chips cooling!
This is the perfect snack for yourself, or put the chips in a bowl and enjoy at your next party! I love my Sweese bowls because they are gorgeous and perfect for holding by Crispy Baked Kale Chips! Ooooh…you could also put these kale chips on top of your salad instead of croutons too.
I went a little heavy on the garlic and seasonings…but that’s why this recipe is so great! You can spice them however you want!
Up close! Up close!!
Kale ahhhhh. Yeah?! Ok thanks for putting up with me! Hahahaha.
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