Bite Of Minnesota: Baked Kale Chips

By Crystal Grobe, Cafe Cyan

Every day, magazines and television shows are talking about a new superfood. Blueberries and spinach have had their time to shine and now the spotlight is on kale. It just so happens that I like kale a lot and try to incorporate it into my diet as much as possible.

An easy and tasty way to eat kale would have to be in the form of kale chips. I was introduced to Swiss chard chips while I was in Arizona and kale is an easy substitute. There are many recipes for kale chips, with this one being my favorite because it uses nut butter and nutritional yeast (found at the co-op). The downside is it takes 3 hours of baking at a low temperature to get the kale nice and crispy.

For a more quick and simple recipe, my friend recommends this one, or you can also keep it simple with the following recipe using one bunch of kale:

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Cut kale leaves into chip-sized pieces, removing the stalk.
• Spray or brush with olive oil.
• Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
• Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 10 minutes or until crispy.

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  • Angela

    Mmm, kale. I actually wound up making swiss chard chips yesterday but want to try that recipe for kale chips that takes awhile in the oven. Maybe in a few weeks when I’m not swamped with work …

  • Kris

    I just made kale chips last night, the quick version. I found the easiest way to distribute the oil on the kale is using my hands. And as a salt fiend, I don’t even bother with cheese, just grab the shaker.

  • TCfan

    I make these all the time. They are so good & a healthy little snack. I use a little seasoning salt & mix the kale, salt & oil in a freezer bag for a very even coating. Even my kids love kale chips!

  • Amy

    Wow, three hours! I have to try that one. I’ve done the quick bake version. So yummy.

    • Aneisha

      This info is the cat’s paajmas!

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