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Crunchy Baked Kale Chips

Kid friendly

Recipe Notes

  • Try adding garlic powder or pepper with the salt.

Recipe Card


1 bunch fresh kale (about 8 cups chopped)
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon salt


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Rinse kale under cool running water. Cut or strip away the thick stem from each leaf and dry leaves in salad spinner or blot with a paper towel..
  4. Tear or cut leaves into bite-sized pieces, place in large bowl and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat well.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Bake until edges brown and crispy, about 10 to15 minutes. Serve hot.


  • Try adding garlic powder or pepper with the salt.
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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label


Very tasty! Light flavor, I really enjoyed these. They are a good substitute for potato chips. I might try these with some salsa next time.

These are so trendy right now! I can't wait to try making them myself!

So quick! And my toddler couldn't stop eating them! Great recipe to have when kale is abundant in the garden and for kids snacks. I like lesleyj's comment about serving them with salsa as I am sure that would be tasty!

These chips were a hit!! The kids had a great time making them and they loved eating them too.  The amount of salt in the recipe might be a little too much--there was some complaint that the chips were too salty. 

The salt could always be reduced or omitted.  It could also be that it was sprinkled a little unevenly.

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My son made these and added a tsp of garlic powder, and a pinch of ground pepper:)