Vegan cheesy kale chips are a delicious and healthy snack that’s easy to make at home. They provide the satisfying crunch of regular chips but with the added benefit of kale’s nutritional value. Here’s a simple recipe:
- 1 bunch of kale (about 4-5 cups packed)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (for a cheesy flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare the Kale:
- Wash the kale leaves thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels. Remove the tough stems from the kale and tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces.
- Massage with Olive Oil:
- Place the torn kale leaves in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the kale, and using your hands, massage the oil into the kale leaves. This helps to soften them and evenly coat them with oil.
- Season the Kale:
- In a small bowl, mix together the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
- Coat with Seasonings:
- Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the kale leaves and toss them until they are well coated with the seasonings.
- Arrange on Baking Sheet:
- Arrange the seasoned kale leaves in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure they are not crowded; use two baking sheets if necessary.
- Place the baking sheet(s) in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Keep a close eye on them, as kale can burn quickly. They are ready when they become crisp but not browned.
- Cool and Serve:
- Remove the kale chips from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. As they cool, they will become even crispier.
- Once they are cool, serve your vegan cheesy kale chips as a snack or side dish.
Vegan cheesy kale chips are a nutritious and tasty way to enjoy the goodness of kale. They are a great alternative to traditional potato chips and make for a guilt-free, crunchy treat. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences.