Low Carb Kale Chips – Crunchy, Cheesy and Gluten Free!

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Making low carb Kale Chips in the oven is so easy and inexpensive! They make a great salty, crunchy snack and are gluten free.

My son works in a grocery store and one of the things he loves to do is to show me new products when I come into the store. Recently when I was in the store, he showed me Kale Chips and wanted me to buy a bag.  Even with my discount for being a family member, that little bag of Kale chips would have cost over 5 dollars!

So not that I want to argue with a 16 year old who wants to eat Kale, but I said no way, I will make you Kale Chips in the oven! And not only that, it will be the equivalent of 5 or 6 bags of Kale Chips for under 2 dollars!

My garden is bursting with Kale of several varieties and I have everything else I need in the pantry for this kale chip recipe.
Hoosier Hill Farm Nutritional Yeast Flakes, 1 PoundHoosier Hill Farm Nutritional Yeast Flakes, 1 Pound

The Important Things you’ll need for homemade Baked Kale Chips

  • Kale (1 bunch)
  • Olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Nutritional yeast (1/4 cup) – this is the secret ingredient!
  • Parchment paper for baking the kale chips, vital to keep the kale pieces from sticking and burning.
  • Cookie Sheets

Note:  Nutritional Yeast is a non-active yeast that is high in fibre, protein and Vitamin B12.  For vegetarians (which my son is) this may be their only source of B12.  This is why I keep it around the house and use it for things like this.  It is very tasty and versatile.  For us Keto types, 1 tbsp of Nutritional Yeast has 1 net Carb, 1 g fat and 3 g Protein.

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Instructions for Baked Kale Chips Recipe :

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Prepare cookie sheets with a layer of parchment paper.

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    Kale chips in the oven!

  2. Break off the large stems and wash kale well in the sink.  Pat dry with a towel.
  3. Once the kale is dry, use kitchen scissors to snip out any remaining spine.  The spines can get very tough when baked.  Place the kale leaves in a large bowl.
  4. Toss the kale with the olive oil, nutritional yeast and salt until all leaves are coated.
  5. Lay the Kale on the prepared cookie sheets in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the kale leaves are completely dry and crunchy!

NOTE:  Keep a close eye on the kale chips because some varieties of Kale are very thin and could burn fast!

Variation:  One of my kids really likes this variation.  Instead of the nutritional yeast, thin 2 tbsp almond butter with the 2 tbsp olive oil and toss the Kale leaves in that mixture.  Strangely addictive!

What could be faster and easier than making these low carb Kale Chips in the oven?  Well, I would say my son polished these things off faster than I made them.  And now that he saw how easy they are, I’m sure he will be making them as well.

I hope you enjoy these Kale Chips as much as my son did!

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3 Responses to Low Carb Kale Chips – Crunchy, Cheesy and Gluten Free!

  1. Dharlan says:

    Oh my gosh, I’ve seen those and paid $5 for them! I am so making these. I have the nutritional yeast even.

    • KetoWoman says:

      You will never buy them again once you have these! And you can play with the recipe too. Sometimes I make them with tahini paste thinned out with some olive oil and lots of sea salt. So good!

  2. lydia says:

    thank you ! super easy gonna try it !

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