Crispy KETO Kale Chips Recipe

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These yummy Keto kale chips are a healthy snack that is low carb and crispy. It is a satisfying alternative to potato chips!

Keto Kale Chips

If you’re looking for a healthy and satisfying alternative to potato chips and cracker, you are in the right place. We love making crispy keto alternatives chips. 

These kale chips are super easy to make, but there are a couple things to keep in mind before you begin: 

The first consideration is finding the right combination of oven temperature and cooking time. 

Kale chips burn very quickly, so keep a close eye on them, especially the first time you make them. 

Today we used the oven on 325 degrees F for 6 minutes. Keep in mind your placement in the oven so that you can recreate the recipe a second time. 

Six minutes was all that was needed to yield crispy chips that weren’t soggy or overly bitter and brown. 

However, you’ll want to test this closely in your own oven to find the right balance.

The key to getting crispy kale chips is that the kale needs to be completely dry before putting it in the oven. 

Moisture left on the leaves can create steam, which leads to soggy chips. 

Another key to crispy chips is to not overdoing it on the olive oil. Add a small amount and massage it in until each leaf is very lightly coated. 

If more oil is needed, add it in very small increments until each leaf is coated. 

Finally, feel free to experiment with any combination of seasonings you like

Flavor Ideas for Kale Chips

Basic sea salt is perfect on its own! 

You can add some flavor with paprika, garlic powder, and ground cumin adds a little more flavor depth.

Sea Salt Keto Kale Chips

Tenderizing Kale Chips

In order to neutralize the bitterness of the kale, you can tenderize your kale chips by massaging them. It will make them more delicious with this really easy method. 

I know it sounds a little odd, but if you massage kale by tearing them off the kale stalk and massage the kale leaves with your fingers. 

The leaves will soften a bit and turn a more vibrant green.  This helps get the bitterness out of the leaf.

Removing the leaves from the kale chips makes them crispier when you bake them. 

The stalks have more water in them and will prevent the leaves from turning too flakey.

Keto Kale Chips

Kale is an awesome option for someone the Keto diet because it is packed with nutrients and only 5 net carbs for one cup of kale.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches kale, tough stems removed and torn into chunks
  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt, to taste

Tools & Supplies

  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl

More Kale Recipes 

Here is another great kale chip recipes option that you can make in the oven with parmesan cheese on a baking sheet. 

How to make kale chips in the oven? 

Start by Preheating the oven to 325°F. 

Then, line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Set aside. 

Wash kale leaves and massage them to get the bitterness out. 

Then, dry the kale completely before adding to a large mixing bowl. 

Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to combine while rubbing each leaf with your fingers to make sure it is evenly coated in oil. 

Sprinkle smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin on top of kale and season with sea salt, to taste. 

Toss the kale and seasoning until evenly coated. 

Arrange seasoned kale leaves on prepared baking sheet in a single layer, being careful to not overcrowd them. 

Work in batches, if necessary. 

Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and bake for 5-6 minutes before rotating the pan. 

Bake for another 1-2 minutes. 

Do not overcook. Remove chips from oven when they are still mostly green, with only a tiny bit of brown developing. 

Let chips sit for 2-3 minutes to crisp up a bit more before serving. Enjoy!

Keto Kale Chips
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Keto Kale Chips

These yummy Keto kale chips are a healthy snack that is low carb and crispy. It is a satisfying alternative to potato chips!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Sheet Pan recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 88kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups kale tough stems removed and torn into chunks
  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Start by Preheating the oven to 325°F.
  • Then, line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Set aside.
  • Wash kale leaves and massage them to get the bitterness out.
  • Then, dry the kale completely before adding to a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to combine while rubbing each leaf with your fingers to make sure it is evenly coated in oil.
  • Sprinkle smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin on top of kale and season with sea salt, to taste.
  • Toss the kale and seasoning until evenly coated.
  • Arrange seasoned kale leaves on prepared baking sheet in a single layer, being careful to not overcrowd them.
  • Work in batches, if necessary.
  • Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and bake for 5-6 minutes before rotating the pan.
  • Bake for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Do not overcook. Remove chips from oven when they are still mostly green, with only a tiny bit of brown developing.
  • Let chips sit for 2-3 minutes to crisp up a bit more before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Keto Kale Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 7568IU151%
Vitamin C 80mg97%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More Keto Snacks 

We love Keto Snacks. Here are some really good ones to check out.

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