I bet a lot of people never saw this recipe ever coming from me. I’ve expressed multiple times my dislike for kale in every form that I had tried it. I’m never the one to give up so easily so eventually I tried my hand at kale chips and to my surprise (drumroll please), I liked them. Actually, I think I ended up enjoying them a little too much after what I read in the comments section of my instagram post which related my picture of kale to pot. Oh how I love you my instagram followers.
For those of you out there that are like me and really dislike the taste and texture of kale then this recipe really is one that you might want to try. Believe me I know how you feel, you’re tired of trying different things with it and ending up wasting ingredients because it’s still not good. Sure you could add bacon but at that point you’ve wasted bacon, which is an ultimate sin.
After being the the oven and giving up all of it’s moisture to become crispy, the kale loses almost all of it’s bitterness and takes on the flavor of the delightful spices in this recipe. I think that’s one of the beignets reasons I like these so much. Even my girlfriend Matti was into them, which I did not expect at all. The greatest part is that this recipe does not take long at all, with a quick 20-25 minutes, versus the hours in a low oven I was expecting.
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- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil or avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons tahini or almond butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon coconut sugar (optional)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit. Wash and pat dry the kale, make sure that the kale is as dry as you can make it because you don't want any soggy floppy kale chips trust me.
- Remove the rib and stem from the kale leaving only the leaves behind. Tear each leaf into large pieces and place in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl combine the all the ingredients for the flavor coating. Pour the flavor coating over the kale and toss well to coat each leaf well.
- Place on a large baking sheet or two smaller sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the kale is dried out and crispy.
- Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. These will last you about a week until they begin to turn stale.