This recipe is so easy, it's barely even a recipe. Kale chips are super popular right now. They are delicious and full of vitamins, fiber, and other wonderful kale goodness. My child will eat literally 4 cups of kale for dinner if I make this recipe.
Many of the kale chips you buy in the store are super expensive. My local grocery store sells a popular brand of kale chip for $6.99 a package! For $1, you can buy a bunch of kale and make your own.
I know many cooks prefer to use a dehydrator for kale chips. I don't have one of those. Maybe someday I'll purchase one just for kale chips. For now, I make them in my oven.
I preheat the oven to 375. I wash, de-stem, and rough chop a bunch of kale. I leave the pieces pretty big. I also let some water stay on the kale after washing. This evaporates in the oven, and the steam helps cook the kale. I put the kale on a baking sheet:
Then I drizzle 2-3 T. of olive oil on top, add 1/2 t. salt and 1/4 c. nutritional yeast. I use my hands to toss it like a salad, so the oil and seasoning coats all the kale.
Then I place this on the top rack of the oven. I bake it for 15-20 minutes. You will have to watch your kale and see how quickly it's cooking. I usually stir the pieces around once during the baking process. You don't want the kale to burn, but you want each piece to be pretty crispy, with not very many soft pieces left.
Remove from the oven and enjoy!
Kale chips are a great side dish to go with any dinner! Or just make them to have around as a snack. Let me know if you try them!
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