This recipe comes straight from one of my favorite food blogs, Happelsauce. The author, Annie, is a fantastic cook, photographer, writer and of course, foodie!
When I read her post about making kale chips, I just had to share the recipe with you guys. Kale chips are one of my favorite healthy snack foods, but I don’t buy them too often because they often come with a hefty price tag. Now that I’ve learned how to make these on my own, I may never go back to the store-bought chips!
Before we get down to business, let’s talk a little about kale. You’ve probably seen it dominating the menu at every health food restaurant…so what’s so great about it, and why would you want to eat a chip made out of it? Without getting too scientific here, kale is absolutely bursting with nutrients and vitamins (A, K, and C are the most abundant), fiber, protein, calcium and iron! Kale chips will make your body much happier than your average potato chip, that’s for sure.
This is what the kale chips look like in the store.
Here’s how to make ‘em on your own. Note: the kale chips above are raw, vegan, and made in a dehydrator. Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a dehydrator (yet!) so we’re gonna bake them in the oven. Please also note that these aren’t vegan, but you can use nutritional yeast instead of parmesan if you’d like to go that route.
Parmesan Kale Chips
Recipe from Happelsauce.
1 bunch of kale, rinsed, dried and chopped into bite sized pieces
about 1 teaspoon olive oil, or just enough to coat the kale
juice of one lemon, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan (optional)
kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
- Spread kale evenly onto baking sheets.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until kale is crispy and parmesan is browned but not burned. Make sure you check the kale while it’s baking because it will go from perfect to perfectly charred in a few seconds.
- Cool for a few minutes and serve them in a big bowl.