How to make kale chips—an easy healthy snack to satisfy your crunchy craving. They're great for snacking straight from the bowl, or served with your favorite fast lunch.
These quick kale chips are the perfect crunchy snack to replace popcorn or chips. You can eat a lot of them—they satisfy that crunchy craving. And they are so simple to make, you can whip up a batch any time.
Just wash and dry a bunch of kale leaves. You want to make sure the leaves are completely dry so they will crisp up in the oven. Then remove the stems and tear the leaves into large pieces. This post includes affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
To make it even quicker, you can take a shortcut from the grocery store and buy cleaned and cut kale. Just be sure to tear off any tough stems. Either way, spread the kale in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
You can drizzle the kale with olive oil and massage it so it's spread evenly over both sides. But I like to spray the olive oil with a mister. I find it easier to get an even coating of olive oil this way. All that's left is to sprinkle with your seasonings of choice and bake until crispy.
There's a bit of a debate on the method of baking kale chips. Some people like to bake them at a high temperature. But I think it's better to bake kale chips at a lower temperature so they dry out and get crispy without burning.
Now that you know how to make kale chips, you'll be making them all the time. They are one of the easiest healthy snacks!
- 1 bunch kale (stems removed and torn into pieces)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- sea salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Spread kale in single layer on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Massage or spray kale evenly with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if using.
Bake 20-25 minutes, turning once, until kale is dry and crispy.
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