Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ⓥ Vegan Kitchen: Perfect Kale Chips! Ⓥ

These are by far the most amazing things ever created! Not to mention they're healthy! But, seriously, my husband and I cannot get enough of them! We've made made several batches in the past couple weeks--and they never last long because we gobble them up in no time. ;) 
Anyway, these kale chips are perfect and crispy, packed with tantalizing flavour, and… did I mention they're healthy?!! ;) 

We make these in our dehydrator, but I've included general baking instructions to bake these in the oven as well--I just haven't personally made them in the oven, so keep an eye on them and let me know how they turn out. ;)  

Perfect Kale Chips
*2 bunches of Kale, chopped up (larger stems removed)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
*we don't really measure the kale, we generally buy one or two bunches from the farmer's market or co-op grocery store and chop it up so that it fills a large bowl as pictured. ;) 

Chop up your kale into larger "chip"-sized pieces--don't go too small as they will shrink up a lot--and remove the larger stems. 
Toss your kale into a large mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix well so that all the kale is coated. 

In the dehydrator:
Line up your kale in your dehydrator trays and dehydrate for approximately 3-4 hours, until the chips are nice and crispy. 
Why I love the dehydrator method? Because you're keeping them (mostly) raw (depending on your ingredients) and therefor packed full of all their beneficial nutrients. :)

In the Oven:
Spread the kale evenly on a large cooking sheet. Now, there are two ways of doing them in the oven…
One, is the attempt to keep more of the nutrients by cooking at a lower temperature: Preheat oven to 200 and bake for 2-3 hours. 
Two, is if you're impatient but you'll kill a large portion of the nutrient value: Preheat oven to 350 and bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Either way, cook until the kale chips are crispy and the edges are lightly browned--not burnt! 

Enjoy! ;) 


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  1. Sounds like a very good idea to snack on! And the dehydrator sounds like a very cool gadget to have!

  2. making them tonight for Aerilaya!! she ate ALL the ones you brought over that one time ;)


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