Learn how to make kale chips that are not only delicious, but easy to bake in the oven as well. This recipe comes with 7 different flavor options so you can make them how you want. This healthy snack idea is low carb, gluten free and vegan. Baked kale chips might seem a bit intimidating but they really are an easy recipe that give you perfectly crispy kale chips every time.
With this post, I know many of my regular readers will probably think they’ve somehow clicked onto the wrong blog because though I have always had a great balance between healthy and indulgent recipes, this one might just take me over the edge a bit in your mind. But have a bit of faith in me and stay with me for a few moments more…please!
I am in the process of training for my first triathlon in almost 7 years. My last one was right before I found out I was expecting baby #5. Seven years later, I actually now have 6 kids, am 42 years old and know that if I don’t get back into it, it may never happen again. I am grateful to my friend who was brave enough to pick up her phone and ask me to race with her. I forgot how completely empowering the training process can be.
Part of my training is to keep my eating clean….well, except for Sunday dinner which is my one meal every week where I let myself relax and enjoy some good home cooking!!
No, they are not just like potato chips or Doritos or cheese puffs or pretzels or….uh, wait….what were we talking about? Sorry. Lost my focus there for a minute thinking about all those carbs 🙂
They are thin, crisp and wonderfully salty. They cured that craving and even a few of my kids were brave enough to give them a try. I have a few flavoring options for your kale chips seasoning selection so give a few different ones a try, or use your creativity and come up with your own. I was thinking I needed to come up with a spicy buffalo version next because that is a favorite flavor of mine. So read on to learn how to make kale chips at home so you can enjoy them as much as I did.Print
How to Make Kale Chips
This kale chips recipe is healthy, low carb and gluten free. Find your favorite flavoring to add!
- 6 stems of fresh kale, washed and completely dry
- 1 Tb olive oil
- kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or a Silpat liner.
2. Use your hands to rip off pieces of kale from the stems, around 2 inches across. They can be any size you want but be sure all your pieces are about the same size so they cook at the same time. You don’t want pieces of the main stem because they are very fibrous.
3. Place pieces of kale on the cookie sheet and drizzle on the oil. Using your hands, rub the oil into the kale pieces, being sure to completely coat all sides of the kale. It takes a little time, but just keep rubbing it all together. Add any additional flavoring options, listed below, if desired. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bake for 20-30 minutes. Your time will depend on the size of your pieces. Cool and store an airtight container.
**Add these options at the same time as the olive oil
Salt and Vinegar: 3 Tb favorite vinegar
Lime and Chili: juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp lime zest and 1 tsp chili powder
Roasted Garlic: 2 cloves finely chopped garlic, 2 tsp garlic salt
Parmesan Cheese: 2 Tb fresh parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top before baking
French Onion: 2 Tb french onion dip
Creamy Dill: 1 Tb sour cream, 2 Tb freshly chopped dill