How to Bake Kale Chips

by Daniella Sforza

Healthy light homemade snack when u crave a crunch.


  • 1 Bushel of Kale
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of spices
  • Flat baking sheet
  • Tin foil optional to line sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Bare hands (up to 4 - too many cooks in kitchen)
  • Oven or dehydrator
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to a low temperature. You want to dry out the leaves not cook them. For those with a dehydrator more power to you!

    Step 2

    Flat baking sheet without edges works best to circulate heat evenly. Use foil or a light spray to avoid sticking.

    Step 3

    Remove stems by holding the tip of the stem with one hand and sliding your index & thumb along the stem to the tip. If you buy bagged organic you will have less unstemming to do.

    Step 4

    Wash kale and dry thoroughly. If you buy bagged organic you can skip this step which is less time consuming. Place absolutely bone dry kale in bowl.

    Step 5

    Decide what flavoring you crave. Sprinkle oil first and massage in with hands. Then mix all your dry ingredients together and sprinkle to taste. Massage with hands to blend til all is shiny.

    Step 6

    Place leaves spaced apart on baking sheet- this allows moisture to evaporate while baking. Bake for around 10-15 minutes.

    Step 7

    Kale shrinks considerably once baked.

    Step 8

    Kale is ready when all moisture in the leaf is gone and it takes on a nice crunch.

    Step 9

    Enjoy with someone you love.