These cheesy kale crisps are super easy to make and a fantastic savoury snack! If you like snacking on savoury and crispy snacks you must try these veggie crisps.
If you've never made your own veggie crisps, you might be wondering - will these actually taste good? And while they are different than a potato chip, I'm confident you'll enjoy their flavor!
Are kale crisps really good for you?
YES! Unlike the store-bought ones this cheesy kale crisps recipe uses no processed oils and the crisps are baked, not fried. Moreover kale is nature's superfood. It is loaded with fibre, antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin K. This is healthy snacking at its finest!
Ingredients for cheesy kale crisps
I’m guessing that most of these cheesy kale crisps ingredients are probably already sitting in your cupboard. You will need…
- Kale: Any type of kale works. You need to remove the leaves from the stems and break the leaves into smaller pieces.
- Seasonings. Garlic powder, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper are what takes these crisps from drab to incredibly fab!
- Olive Oil. The secret to making these crisps extra crispy and to keep them from burning.
You will also need a mixing bowl, a large baking tray and baking paper.
How do you make cheesy kale crisps?
Alright, let’s talk about how to make kale crisps!
STEP 1: Remove the stems and tear big leaves into smaller pieces (not too small)
STEP 2: Place the kale in a big bowl and add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
STEP 3: Add in 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
STEP 4: Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil
STEP 5: Massage the kale. Massaging the kale breaks down its fibres, lessens its bitterness, helps for the flavour to combine together and gives it a softer texture.
STEP 6: Spread the kale mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for around 20 minutes on 130 degrees celsius. Rotate the baking tray halfway through baking.
STEP 8: After 20 minutes switch the oven off, but leave the kale in there for another 10 minutes with the oven door ajar. This will make these cheesy kale crisps extra crunchy
How do you keep kale crisps crispy?
To keep the kale crisps crispy switch the oven off and leave the kale in there for another 10 minutes with the oven door slightly open. Also avoid adding any liquids, sauces or dressings until full baked and crisped up.
Want to mix things up with this cheesy kale crisps recipe? Feel free to:
- Add everything but the bagel seasoning: Just one of the best pre-made seasoning
- Add dressing: Feel free to drizzle over your favourite dressing once the kale is baked and crisped up
- Experiment: Try different flavours by adding different spices such as chilli flakes, onion powder, smoked paprika or cayenne pepper.
- Oil: If olive oil isn’t your thing, feel free to swap it for coconut oil, avocado oil or any other oil
More Savoury Snack Recipe:
Here are a few more of my favourite savoury snack recipes:
- 1 bag curly kale (180g)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Remove the stems and tear big leaves into smaller pieces (not too small)
- Place the kale in a big bowl and add the garlic powder.
- Add in the nutritional yeast
- Add in the olive oil
- Massage the kale making sure everything is well covered
- Spread the kale mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for around 20 minutes on 130 degrees celsius. Rotate the baking tray halfway through baking.
- After 20 minutes switch the oven off, but leave the kale in there for another 10 minutes with the oven door ajar. This will make these cheesy kale crisps extra crunchy
You can use coconut oil instead of olive oil.
Any type of kale works