The first time you make kale chips, you’re going to be skeptical about how they’re going to taste. I get it. There’s a lot of green stuff involved. But once you realise how tasty they are and how easy it is to make them, you’ll have an amazing replacement for those other chips and savoury snacks that we all crave sometimes, but know aren’t so good for us. And they’ll be ready in 15 minutes!
Savoury Kale Chips
- 2 cups or handfuls of kale, stalks removed, ripped into “chip-sized” pieces
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- A pinch of the following powdered spices: paprika, chilli, garlic & pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Spread the kale out over a baking tray, so that the pieces do not overlap. Ensure the kale is completely dry if you have washed it. Wet kale will not be as crispy as dry kale.
- You’re going to need to get your hands dirty. Melt the coconut oil in your hands and cover each piece of kale in the oil. Alternatively, you could use “spray” coconut oil, but it’s better to avoid the propellants used in spray-oils.
- Sprinkle the nutritional yeast, spices and salt over the kale.
- Place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the kale chips look crispy and dry. If they turn brown or black (yes, this has happened to me), they have been in for too long, so set a timer.
- Eat them fresh out of the oven or store them in an air-tight container for 3 days.