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Baked Kale Chips {recipe}

I’m not a huge kale fan in salads, but I do want the nutritional benefits. Other than using it in smoothies, I have started to bake kale, making kale chips. One of my featured bloggers first got me thinking about trying Kale Chips. 

How to Make Kale Chips

Kale chips, kale crisps …. Whatever you want to call them…….they are surprisingly tasty.  I’d actually venture to say they’re really good. They are SO easy to make.

kale chips recipeMy son gave them a 2 thumbs up, but the real test was if the dog would eat them.  YES!  She loved them too.

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to find such a nutritious snack that also tastes good………..and it’s green.  Leafy green.  I feel like I’ve just won the lottery.

Kale Chips


  • Kale bunch (large leaf thicker variety)
  • olive oil
  • sea salt


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper, or foil. I used foil.
  2. Remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash it thoroughly and dry. I dried mine with paper towels, but you can also use a salad spinner.
  3. Rub with olive oil- I placed olive oil in my hands and rubbed each leaf. Sprinkle with Sea Salt. (use your imagination for other variations; seasoned salt, chili power, garlic salt, etc)
  4. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes. The window of time between not done and too done is very slim.
  5. I stored mine in a plastic bag after leaving them out all night. The ones that weren't completely crispy seemed to get crispier as time went on.
  6. Enjoy!



  1. Cynthia B. says

    Thank for the reminder about these chips. I’ve seen them on two different cooking segments on TV now, and I really must try them out. Even if my kids look at them suspiciously (and I know they will – they don’t even eat regular chips!) I’ll have a new healthy snack for me.

  2. nik says

    My friend makes these in her dehydrator (nice to use low heat in summer!) and spices them up with a little lemon and chili powder…super yummmm!

  3. Vivienne @ The V Spot says

    See, now why d’you-gotta make up this stuff?! You have GOT to be kidding! I don’t believe you that they taste good. :) OK. Fine. I will try them, and I will just pretend that they are green Terra Chips. :) Seriously, I will try them. I just put kale on the shopping list. (that was really hard for me to type just now…)

    ps: Loved this – “the real test was if the dog would eat them”

  4. says

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