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Don’t be hesitant to try this Baked Kale Chips Recipe because of the kale. It is really so good and crispy like potato chips. Even our kids love to snack on these.

Bake Kale Chips in a bowl
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It seems we are always on the go and quick but healthy snacks are a must.  This easy Oven baked kale chips recipe is exactly what I have been looking for.

If you are looking for more healthy snack ideas, try these Cucumber Bites or this Easy Vegetable Tray.

Why We Love This Recipe

We love these kale chips because of the crisp and how healthy they are. You get the best of both worlds with these kale chips. We love how easy they are to make with simple seasoning.

This easy Kale Chips Recipe is perfect to get you going and staying healthy every day.

Ingredients

Baked Kale Ingredients - bunch kale, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Bunch Kale
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Seasoning Ideas

The ideas are endless for these delicious kale chips. You can try different seasonings for a great snack idea.

  • Garlic kale chips– Add garlic powder to the oil for a delicious garlic seasoned treat. We have even added cumin, paprika, and chili powder.
  • Parmesan kale chips – We also love to add Parmesan cheese to the kale chips. It is so good and adds the perfect amount of flavor.
  • Sea Salt – Another tasty idea to try is sea salt for tasty sea salt chips.
  • Vinegar– If you like salt and vinegar chips, add a splash of vinegar to the oil and salt for a really delicious chip.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – First, preheat the oven to 275°F.
Washing the kale in a bowl of water

Step 2 – Next,  fill a large bowl with water and add kale. Swish around to remove any dirt. You want to make sure everything is cleaned and rinsed.

Drying the kale on a towel

Step 3 – Drain and dry thoroughly. I like to use a clean kitchen towel or salad spinner to make sure the kale is really dry. Don’t skip this step because it helps to ensure you have crispy kale chips.

Cut the kale into bite size pieces and removing the stems

Step 4 – Now it is time to tear the kale leaves into 1” – 2” pieces. Discard the ribs and place in a bowl.

Pouring oil on the kale in a bowl

Step 5 – Drizzle with olive oil and toss with your hands until evenly coated. Rub each leaf gently between your fingers as you work to ensure each is covered in oil.

Arranging the kale leaves on a baking sheet being seasoned

Step 6 – Arrange the leaves in a single layer (with NO overlap) on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Baked Kale Chips on a baking sheet

Step 7 – Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until leaves are crispy. Serve and Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Curly Kale – Clean and dry kale before baking. Cut the kale into bite size pieces and make sure to dry kale for the best crispy kale.
  • Seasoning – I like to really work the oil into the each leaf to make sure every single one is coated for the best flavor.
Kale Chips on a baking sheet

How Do you Keep Kale Chips Crispy?

It is super important to make sure the kale leaves are completely dry before baking. If not, the water will steam the leaves and you will not achieve that crispiness like chips.

You can use paper towels, a kitchen towel or a salad spinner to accomplish this. Just use what you prefer.

The method does not matter as long as the leaves are totally dry before baking.  If you leave even a little bit of water, they will not get the desired level of crispiness.

You definitely want that crispy chip so take the extra few minutes to make sure they are dry before baking. It is so worth it and really does not take long at all.

 Bowl of kale chips

How to Store Leftovers

Store kale chips in airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Make sure the kale chips cool completely before storing.

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If you try these Baked Kale Chips Recipe, please leave us a comment. We love hearing from you.

Oven Baked Kale Chips

5 from 7 votes
Looking for a recipe for homemade kale chips? Make this Easy kale chip recipe – Oven Baked Kale Chips recipe. How to make kale crisps that are crispy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Calories 51

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  • Fill a large bowl with water and add kale. Swish around to remove any dirt; drain. Dry thoroughly using a clean kitchen towel or salad spinner.
  • Tear the kale leaves into 1” – 2” pieces, discarding the ribs, and place in a bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and toss with your hands until evenly coated. Rub each leaf gently between your fingers as you work to ensure each is covered in oil.
  • Arrange the leaves in a single layer (with NO overlap) on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Optional: Sprinkle a small amount of parmesan cheese
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until leaves are crispy. Serve. Store in airtight container.

Recipe Notes

This Kale Chips Recipe is perfect to get you going and staying healthy every day.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 51kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Fat 4g, Sodium 8mg, Potassium 106mg, Vitamin A 2165IU, Vitamin C 26mg, Calcium 33mg, Iron 0.3mg

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  1. Carrie says:

    You’re welcome!

  2. Karen Kim says:

    Just what I have been looking for, crispy delicious tasting kale chips.
    Thank you Carrie for sharing this recipe!

  3. Joan says:

    5 stars
    These were excellent. I used Mrs. Dash, doll and the Parmesan cheese. Much crispier than the ones I bought at my health food store-and a LOT cheaper too. Thank you!