Looking for a crunchy treat to snack on while staying healthy? Toss away those store-bought salty chips and trade them in for homemade kale chips! Not only are these a healthier option, but they’re also delightful snacks and very rich in flavour! Today, I’ll be giving you a simple, yummy recipe on how to make kale chips.
- 1 bunch of kale leaves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp salt
The first step is to destem and prepare your kale. With each stem, pull the leaf off from top to bottom, making sure there is nothing left on it. This is going to take some time, so make sure to take time out to do this.
Kale is considered the king of greens, with many healthy vitamins and minerals to offer. It’s a leafy green that you can try incorporating into your diet in as many ways as possible, and chips are one of the easiest ways to do so.
Once you’ve destemmed your kale, it’s time to wash it. And yes, this means getting your hands dirty. Kale leaves are resilient and tough, so massaging your leaves helps soften them a little and remove the dirt between its curlier ends. Be thorough, you want only yummy goodness and no unpleasant surprises.
Now, place all of your kale leaves in a bowl and add in the rest of your ingredients.
Once you’ve got everything assembled, it’s time to massage. Be thorough and take your time. You want the flavours and richness to sink into your kale. Be sure to bring the kale leaves from the bottom to the top, getting good coverage over all of them. If you feel they haven’t been fully covered, then don’t be afraid to add larger quantities of seasoning to your kale.
Once you’ve massaged the leaves, spread them out on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. This prevents them from sticking. Leave them in the oven for 15 – 25 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
The leaves will shrink. This is not a cause for alarm, it’s supposed to happen. By the time they’re crisp and crunchy, they’ll be a little shrivelled, so it might appear to be less. Thanks to kale’s richness of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins, you’ll still feel full after these snacks. You can partner them with dips, meals, and even add more seasoning and flavour to them after baked.
Let your kale chips cool down for ten minutes, making them even crispier and crunchy.
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