These baked kale chips are addicting! Here is your healthy answer to that crunchy chip craving. Kids love them too.
Baked Kale Chips are perfect for that crunchy “chip” craving. This is a basic recipe, but my family requests it so often that I have to share it with you. They are delicious with very little effort on your part. Plus, this is quick way to incorporate greens into the meal. Those of you who might want to omit fat, don’t do it here. The nutty, light oil enhances the flavor of your chips. My youngest starts in on these the second I place them on the plate. They are usually gone before I can get them to the table. Delicious and nutritious, isn’t kale the answer to everything? No, that would be chocolate. But enjoy these anyway.
Baked Kale Chips
- 1 head organic kale, washed and thoroughly dried
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove the ribs from 1 head of kale and tear into pieces approximately 3 inches in size. They shrink up a bit.
- Place kale in a bowl and sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons olive oil. Gently, with clean hands, massage the oil onto the kale for good coverage.
- Arrange in single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle with an ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon salt. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. The pieces that kind of brown will be the tastiest of all!
mark desmond says
I made it exactly as written and I couldn’t believe something like kale- KALE, people!!- would be so delicious. I plan on making this for my diabetic parents. THANK YOU for this recipe Sally!
Ally s says
Delicious! I was very surprised at how much I liked these. You HAVE to make sure the kale is dry otherwise you’ll end up with steamed kale instead of crispy kale. Thanks Sally they are my fave 🙂
lori sprout says
This sounds crazy, but this was very good!! All of the kids liked them also which NEVER happens!! I like to add a sprinkle of Ceyanne pepper to add a kick.
I think you might need an exact amout of salt. I just made some and I’m sure they’d be amazing I think I just made them way to salty!
Good call, Jake. I’ll edit the recipe to reflect an exact amount. Thanks for visiting and for trying the recipe.
We made these last night…..DELISH!
Missy! I’m so glad you liked them. Thank you for making this recipe. 🙂
Holy cow—do I need to plant an extra row this spring? Loving your blog–the photos are beautfiul
Thanks for your kind words, Ann. And more kale? Yes! 😉
Yum! I never thought to have these with lemon. How clever!