Friday, September 30, 2011

Kale Chips

Kale isn’t a green that I have spent much time on so I was pumped to find it in my Door to Door Organics box this week. I have seen so many bloggers make these crispy and healthy kale chips and I couldn’t wait to try them too. Truly, they are as good as everyone says! You can play around with the seasonings and make them your own and they are super easy.

I don’t usually put nutrition facts on my posts but one cup has a little over 30 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and packed full of vitamins B6, A, C and K and is a good source of calcium and magnesium. Can you say nutritional powerhouse? On top of it all, it tastes delicious even before cooked. I can tell my kale kick has started!

After I ate my fair share of these addictive chips I decided to throw some into a bowl of whole-wheat cous cous with some grape tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and Parmesan cheese and it made the perfect dinner!

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Roasted Kale Chips


4-6 cups kale, cut into 1-inch pieces with the rib removed

1-2 Tbs. olive oil

1/2-1 tsp. kosher salt

Other seasonings as desired (see note below)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash kale and dry thoroughly. Place leaves in a large bowl and add the olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time. Adding too much olive oil will result in soggy kale chips.

Arrange kale leaves in a single layer on a baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until they are crispy. They’ll burn easily so watch carefully and toss once during cooking to ensure even cooking.

Once removed from the oven, add salt and other seasonings as desired. Read: don’t add salt before they bake. The salt allows moisture to be released causing less-than crispy kale!

Cassie's Notes: spice these up a little by adding your favorite spices. I added some Cajun seasoning to mine and they were awesome. Cajun seasoning; cayenne pepper; ginger and sesame seeds; dried herbs and spices like rosemary, basil, thyme, sage, etc.

Adapted from Steamy Kitchen


39 Responses to “Kale Chips”

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    Kale isn’t one of those greens that I’ve been able to learn to like yet. That being said, I do love all things fried. This might be a good way for me to ease into them. Thanks for sharing this. I’ll give them a try. What you did with the couscous and all those seasonings sounds fantastic as well.

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    Alyssa — September 30, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    I’ve been dying to try/make kale chips. Of course, though, I have yet to see them in the store here!!!!

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    Suzi — September 30, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I love kale, even growing it in my garden. I have tried to make these but they did not turn out. Thanks for the too much oil tip, and salt before hand, that may have been my problem.

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    Nelly Rodriguez — September 30, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    I’ve never made these but just reading it made me crave some! Looks awesome!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 30, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    This is fantastic! I love kale but have never made it like this before so I am eager to try this!

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    Stephanie — September 30, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    i have been wanting to try making these! They look so delicious and healthy!!

  7. #
    Kelly — September 30, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Mmm yummy! I still have yet to make kale chips but I keep seeing them everywhere! Maybe I should give in and make some this weekend 🙂

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    The Elegant Eggplant — September 30, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    LOVE, LOVE kale chips. Well I love anything with kale actually!

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    Leah @ LoftyBites — September 30, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    I’ve also heard a lot about Kale chips, but haven’t tried them. You have inspired me to do so! And I love your suggestion to throw it in with the cous cous to make a healthy, simple meal.

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    janet@fromcupcakestocaviar — September 30, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    I have been seeing these everywhere too and have put off making them because of the “it might be icky” factor. But I think you have made me decide to give them a try. 🙂

  11. #
    Sylvia@peachesanddonuts — September 30, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    I made these for the 1st time recently and love them! I use smoked paprika on mine and it was delicious!!

  12. #
    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — September 30, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    I have heard so many good things about kale chips…I really need to give them a try! 🙂

  13. #
    Kalie — September 30, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    never tried these

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    Kita — September 30, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    I recently tried kale chips (and I loooove kale) but I wasn’t in love. I was not 100% sold which made me sad. I’m going to have to revisit these because the concept really does make me excited!

  15. #
    Ann — September 30, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    Delicious – would you believe I’ve never had Kale Chips? I don’t know why…I like kale and this sounds delicious!

  16. #
    alex — September 30, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    yum! aren’t these delicious?? Hope you start eating kale more often…I just love it!

  17. #
    Carolyn — October 1, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    Kale is surprisingly good as chips, and lots of other things too. I love to just stir fry some with garlic and hot pepper flakes.

  18. #
    Beth Michelle — October 1, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    I love kale chips and have been super bummed that I havent been able to find it at all here!

  19. #
    Kelsey — October 1, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    Yum! Love kale chips… they are especially good with a little bit of lemon juice!

  20. #
    marla — October 1, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    Kale chips are one of our all time favorite snacks 🙂

  21. #
    Curt — October 1, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

    Sounds very interesting and fairly easy to make!

  22. #
    Jennifer Eloff — October 1, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Very popular amongst low-carbers too. 🙂 Thanks for your easy recipe – now to find some kale.

  23. #
    Peggy — October 1, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    I love kale chips! Experimenting with flavors is one of my favorite things to do too =)

  24. #
    Angie@Angiesrecipes — October 2, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    I love veggie chips..did the same thing with celery leaves..they are great too.

  25. #
    Beth — October 3, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    These chips sound fantastic! I’ll have to give them a try.

  26. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 3, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    I must say Kale chips scare me! I am not very adventurous with veggies that is for sure. I have never tried Kale in any way shape or form though, so I am curious!

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    Juliana — October 3, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Cassie, I love these chips, as a matter of fact my husband keep asking for more of these kale chips…will try some herbs next time.
    Hope you have a great week ahead 🙂

  28. #
    Liz — October 3, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    I keep thinking I need to jump on the kale bandwagon…this wold be a great recipe to start with 🙂

  29. #
    Ryan — October 3, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    I keep hearing how good kale chips are and you’ve convinced me to give them a try! Love that they are so healthy and that they are also delicious? Awesome! Its always so nice to find a snack like that!

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    Baking Serendipity — October 3, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    Kale chips are on my list of things to try too. I love the sound of the dinner you prepared with them 🙂 I’m all about simple, thrown together meals like that during the week.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — October 4, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    I’ve seen Kale chips several times this year but it looks like I was way too lazy & busy to try it. Sigh. But it’s great to know everyone likes it. I’m really motivated to try as soon as I get a chance. In general I love this kind of stuff, so it’s the matter of time…and then I bet I’d keep making it haha.

  32. #
    sarah — October 4, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    I’m so excited for the return of Kale at our markets- mostly because I love making these kale chips so, so much! Love the idea of turning them into dinner too!

  33. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — October 4, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Okay, it’s official, I HAVE TO MAKE KALE CHIPS!

  34. #
    Dee at Deelicious Sweets — October 4, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I have a ton of kale in my fridge and these kale chips have been on my mind! I love these!

  35. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — October 4, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    I should really think about giving these a go; my salt and vinegar chip addiction does nothing good for my waistline…

  36. #
    Paula B. — October 15, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    Like everybody else I’ve been hearing the buzz on these chips and now here’s a recipe. Just found you through your white chocolate chip pumpkin cookie recipe, double yum! Putting you on my homepage feed right now – love your ideas!

    • Cassie @ Bake Your Day replied: — October 15th, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

      Thanks Paula, your comment made me smile. I’m glad you are here! Enjoy those cookies too! 🙂


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