5 Step Kale Chips Recipe

This Kale Chips recipe turns kale into a real treat, even though none of us expected a treat. Let’s just say I wasn’t such a believer. I mean, I thought kale smells like, um, the field, but I was wrong. These Kale Chips are sweet, spicy and cheesy, the kind of cheesy that is non-dairy thanks to nutritional yeast. It’s not gross, I swear.

To be honest, you’ll want to make lots and lots of them because they don’t last. In fact, they were gone in only a day. So, be sure to buy a big bag of kale and double the recipe if you have to!

These crunchy, addictive kale chips will have your whole family begging for more kale. They are wonderful served alongside sandwiches, on their own or as a side to dinner.
Seasoned Kale Chips

To be honest, this was my first attempt at making kale chips and it was incredibly easy. It took about 30 minutes start to finish in the oven. However, when you make them in the dehydrator, they take longer, but the texture is a little nicer.

The cool thing that I love the most, is picking the kale right from the field, bringing it inside to wash, and making this delectable treat all in the same 30 minutes.

Make this recipe your own

We want you to use this recipe as a guide. Kale Chips are super easy to customize, based on what you like or have in the kitchen. Here are a few ways on how we like to change it up:

  • Don’t have cayenne, but still want the heat? Sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes on top instead!
  • Not a fan of nutritional yeast? Sprinkle a combination of garlic and onion powder onto the kale for a flavor boost.
  • If you like them a little hotter, double the cayenne pepper. 
  • Also, you can add 1 tsp of kelp flakes for added iodine.
  • Already a kale fan? Just sprinkle with salt and pepper to let the flavor stay true.

Above all, remember to store in an airtight container to keep your chips crispy!

These crunchy, addictive kale chips will have your whole family begging for more kale. They are wonderful served alongside sandwiches, on their own or as a side to dinner.
Step by step pictures of how to make kale chips

How to Make Kale Chips

First, Gather all the ingredients that you need to make this recipe.

DEHYDRATOR METHOD

  • Melt Coconut oil, and add all ingredients.
  • Using a fork scramble ingredients like an egg until thoroughly blended.
  • Pour seasoning blend over clean dry kale and use hands to squash the blend evenly through the kale.
  • Place on drying racks if using a dehydrator or a cookie sheet if using the oven.
  • Dehydrate for 5 hours at 140 degrees until completely dry.
  • Store in an air-tight container.

OVEN METHOD

  • Place in oven at the lowest rack rung.
  • Bake at 270 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Check every 10 minutes until crisp, turning chips once during the drying process until completely dry.
  • Store in an air-tight container.
These crunchy, addictive kale chips will have your whole family begging for more kale. They are wonderful served alongside sandwiches, on their own or as a side to dinner.

Kale Chips Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chips, kale, kale chip, kale chips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 26kcal
These Kale Chips are sweet, spicy and cheesy, the kind of cheesy that is non-dairy thanks to nutritional yeast. It’s not gross, I swear.
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Ingredients

  • tbsp.  Coconut Oil melted
  • tsp.  Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1/8  tsp.  Cayenne Pepper
  • tbsp.  Nutritional Yeast
  • tsp.  Lemon Juice
  • 1/8  tsp.  salt
  • Kale Large bunch, tear off kale ribs & tear kale into pieces.

Instructions

DEHYDRATOR METHOD

  • Melt Coconut oil, and add all ingredients.
  • Using a fork scramble ingredients like an egg until throughly blended.
  • Pour seasoning blend over clean dry kale and use hands to squash the blend evenly through the kale.
  • Place on drying racks if using a dehydrator or a cookie sheet if using the oven.
  • Dehydrate for 4 -5 hours at 140 degrees.

OVEN METHOD

  • Place oven at lowest 270 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Check every 10 minutes ’til crisp, turning chips once during the drying process until completely dry.

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 41mg | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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Recipe by Joyce C Wallace, RN, Certified Health Coach. Joyce is a health advocate, avid gardener and passionate cook. She recently published a book, Navigating the Food Jungle filled with delightful recipes that are also good for you.