These Dehydrated Kale Chips are crispy, salty and addicting! This healthy potato chip alternative is super simple to make and something the whole family can enjoy. This recipe includes 3 different ways to make these healthy potato chips!
This recipe is a great way to get additional vegetables into your daily meal plan while still giving you the satisfaction of a bowl of chips without the guilt. If you are looking for additional ways to have lighter meal side dishes or snack options, you can also try my Air Fried Spaghetti Squash and Peas and Potatoes recipe as well!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- First off, they are so crunchy, salty and full of flavor!
- The bonus is that these paleo chips are super healthy!
- They are super easy to make
- Kids will love this recipe.
- This recipe is naturally gluten free, paleo, dairy free, soy free, and grain free.
- With only 5 ingredients, you can have a healthy snack in no time.
- Kale-Any kind of kale will work! The stems add a nice crunch, however, if you prefer yours without the stems you can leave it out. The kale should be chopped into chip size pieces. Keep in mind that the kale will shrink as it cooks, therefore do not cut it up too small!
- Avocado oil-Or ghee. Ghee will give these chips that buttery taste, however if you are vegan, vegan butter or avocado oil will work.
- Sea salt & garlic powder-To taste.
- Nutritional yeast-To give these chips that “cheese” like flavor.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- If you like spice, add some cayenne pepper to your kale.
- If you are a big fan of salt and vinegar chips, add vinegar to the kale.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turns out in the comments below!
Step By Step Instructions
- Tip # 1: Be sure to cut the kale into big enough pieces! Dehydrating the kale will shrink it.
- Tip # 2: It is important to be sure that the kale is spread out and not overlapping by much so it bakes evenly.
- Tip # 3: You could bulk make these ahead of time so that you can easily enjoy throughout your busy week.
I had to buy the extra racks HERE to place inside of it so I could dehydrate more at once but it works so well.
No worries! You can make these homemade kale chips in the oven by baking at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Or in the air fryer for 10 minutes or until you reach your desired level of crispy.
These kale chips are so versatile! You could eat these on their own or pair with a dipping sauce!
- I suggest storing the chips in a paper bag that sits at room temperature.
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Dehydrated Kale Chips
- Dehydrator or air fryer or oven
- 6 cups kale chopped
- 1/4 cup avocado oil or GHEE if not vegan
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
For the dehydrator:
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Separate the kale on trays in the dehydrator ensuring that it does not overlap by much. Now, place in the dehydrator at 145 degrees F for 1 hour, then 115 degrees F for 3.5 hours.
For the air fryer:
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add the kale to the air fryer and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
For the oven:
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Place the kale on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until it is crispy.