Recipe by IMCookinNow
"This salty-sweet snack combination can be a great way to get some nutrient-rich vegetables into your diet. It is a quick after-school snack option for kids."
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kale - stems removed and discarded, leaves torn into even pieces
extra light olive oil
real maple syrup, or to taste
WOW! I found it to be fabulous and very unique! The only thing I changed was to use Sugar Free, no calorie maple syrup. I will be serving it at a BBQ on Monday and can't wait for people's reactions when they learn it is kale.
This was NOT a hit in our house. These were so sticky we could not pick them up. They were also way too sweet.
I can't believe the low stars. For the person who had too sticky and too sweet, are you sure you measured right? Or did you use processed syrup, not real maple? We made these and after they cooled for a minute, they were flaky crisp, with a slightly sweet taste, mixed in with a touch of salt. I combine the oil and the syrup and after pouring on the mixture, I mixed and scrunched the kale together on the baking sheet to achieve an even coating. A surprisingly HUGE hit even for my healthy food "neigh-sayers."
Yummy! The only problem is that the directions are a bit vague. Be sure to rub each leaf with oil to evenly crisp during baking. You should do the same with the maple syrup.
This is the best recipe for kale chips I've tried. The sweetness of the maple syrup really balances the bitterness of the kale. Just make sure to remove from the pan before they cool or you'll never get them off.
These turned out pretty well. If i was going to make these again, i would mix the syrup and olive oil in a bowl. Then i would mix the kale in the mixture to coat. And then I would put it on the baking sheet. I think that might infuse the kale with more of the maple flavor. I wish I thought of it before I put mine in the oven!
I've been making kale chips for years now, and when I found this recipe it was like a light bulb going off. Maple syrup goes really well with kale! I use almond oil instead of olive oil, although the saturated-to-unsaturated profiles are virtually identical. There's also a variation I've seen floating around where you use bacon grease instead of oil to make "maple bacon kale chips". I used 100% grade A syrup. Grade B is lighter and not as thick. If you like kale chips, this is a great variation to try.
I mix my oil and maple syrup (REAL maple syrup please!) in a ziploc and let it sit for a few minutes. I spread it on my dehydrator trays before sprinkling with salt. Lots of salt. I then turn on my dehydrator to 110 degrees for 8 hours.
I love this. It is like caramel popcorn with kale instead of corn. Definitely one of my favorites - even the kids love it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Maple Kale Crisps
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 26
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