"An addictive alternative made with nutritional yeast. Who would have thought that leafy green chips loaded with nutrients could be so addictive? Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast; it's not alive and has a slightly cheesy flavor which many vegans like to use as a cheese substitute. It can be found at most health food stores and some big-chain grocery stores." — Ravenhood
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extra virgin olive oil
curly kale, torn
These are excellent! Thanks for delicious way to enjoy kale. If you don't have nutritional yeast use parmesan.
I used popcorn flavourings, rather than the yeast, to get the cheese flavour. Although the yeast is fine, I am not a fan of it! I tossed mine in a bit of olive oil, and salted lightly with sea salt, but will add garlic, or seasoning of sorts next time. I'm thinking about salad seasoning, like Mrs Dash or others. I get a seasoning that is for Greek dishes which would be great on the kale. I also used parchemnt on the sheet when baking, as I can mist with my oil mister, and sprinkle the seasoning on easily. Cleanup is a breeze.
This was insanely fantastic and addicting. I made 5 batches - it was all gone within 24 hours, am now having to make more. Thank goodness there is lots of free kale in the garden. This was enjoyed on ALL ages from 5-70. Even the little kids who were saying "ew" when picking the kale and watching me make it absolutely loved it and I had to take them away!
This is a really easy, simple, and delicious recipe. I gave my kale a little "massage" to help spread the olive oil around before I added the nutritional yeast and salt to help it stick. I also found it helpful to use parchment on my baking sheet for easy cleanup.
As a side note, I made and reviewed this recipe exactly as written. You can't substitute popcorn seasoning for the main ingredient (other than kale) in this recipe and expect to get the same results. It's a totally different recipe.
I bought some commercially made chips last week and loved them so I thought they must be easy to make! They are! I used the oven to dehydrate and just a sprinkle of Thai seasoning in addition to the yeast, instead of salt. Delicious!!! Thanks for the awesomely easy recipe! Make sure to buy a couple bunches of kale... The first one will be gone as soon as they're done!
This is so easy and so incredibly delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!
Very yummy. The whole family loves these!
I put it all in a gallon ziplock bag, it was much easier to make sure the seasons distributed evenly that way, and your hands don't get dirty; plus then the kids could help. :)
I used Dino Kale. It is a sweeter Kale that I use in Salads and it was great in the Kale chips. Be careful not to use to much Sea Salt. Use as much nutritional yeast as you want as it gives it that cheesy flavor (I use nutritional yeast on popcorn, yummy) I baked these but I will try a dehydrator next time. I buy Kale Chips commercially and they are an expensive snack. I wanted to make them myself. This recipe was easy. These chips were delicious and addictive. What a wonderful low calorie and healthy snack to have on hand to serve to family and friends!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cheesy Kale Chips
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 49
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