These baked kale chips are so crunchy and addictive – what a perfect healthy snack! Even if you are not a “leafy greens” type, you will absolutely love these yummy little crisps! This recipe makes the crispiest kale chips ever!
Are you looking to add more kale into your diet? With these deliciously crispy homemade kale chips, you can crunch through a pound of kale in no time! Even kale haters LOVE crunching these addictive kale chips 🙂
Have you seen the prices of packaged kale chips in grocery stores? Ridiculous! You can make your own organic kale chips for a fraction of the store-bought prices – and they’ll be tastier too!
There are 2 secrets to crunchiest kale chips: the first one is to make sure the kale is completely dry before baking, and the second secret is to add the salt after baking them – not before! All kale chips recipes that I’ve seen online tell you to sprinkle salt and seasonings before baking the chips, but salt causes the liquid to be released from the leaves and makes them less crispy! This is the same principle I use for any roasted veggies (such as roasted broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and potatoes) – salt after baking, not before!
Making the kale chips is extremely easy – just cut washed and dried kale leaves into chip-sized pieces, toss in a little olive oil and bake at 300F for 20 minutes – that’s all there is to it! After the kale chips are done baking, sprinkle them with salt and any other seasonings of your choice. You can add Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper, chili powder or cumin – whatever flavor you like!
Eating kale is so easy in the form of these yummy crisply homemade kale chips – they go so quickly 🙂 If you are looking for more kale recipes, check out my delicious orange almond kale salad and cranberry pine nuts kale salad.
How To Make Crispy Baked Kale Chips Step By Step
Step 1: Wash And Dry The Kale Leaves
Wash the kale, then shake off excess water. Lay out the kale leaves on paper towels to dry. I do this step several hours before making the kale chips, so they have time to completely dry. If you are in a rush, you can dry them right away by blotting the kale leaves with a lot of paper towels on both sides, until all the water is absorbed by paper towels.
Step 2: Discard The Stems And Cut Kale Leaves Into Chips
I always use regular scissors to cut the kale – scissors make it super easy! Cut out and discard the thick stems. Cut the kale leaves into chip-sized pieces.
Step 4: Coat Kale With Oil
Drizzle a little olive oil over kale chips and toss with your hands to coat the kale with oil. The olive oil helps to make the kale chips crispy! Put the chips on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
Step 5: Bake Kale Chips In The Oven
Bake the kale chips in a pre-heated 300F oven for 20 minutes. After the chips are done baking, sprinkle them with salt and enjoy!
- 1 bunch kale
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 300F.
- Wash the kale leaves and thoroughly dry them, so no water remains on the kale. (First shake of the water, then blot the kale leaves on both sides with paper towels). In order for the chips to be crispy, the kale must be completely dry.
- Cut out and remove the thick part of the stem.
- Cut the kale leaves into chip-sized pieces.
- Drizzle the olive oil over kale and toss with your hands to coat the kale with oil.
- Line the baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper.
- Put the kale pieces on the baking sheet in a single layer.
- Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the kale chips from the oven and sprinkle with salt.