Kale is all the rage these days and kale chips seem to be a close second. Well I don't know about you but I do not want to pay $5 for the smallest bag of kale chips you've ever seen! This is a great snack for on the go and for kiddos as well. A sneaky way to get those greens in with a satisfyingly chip like crunch!
Cheesy Vegan Kale Chips
Yield: 1 bunch of kale chips
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 large bunch of curly kale
1 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. vegan parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash and dry kale. Kale needs to be completely dry before baking.
Remove the stems from your kale and tear it into chip size pieces.
In a large bowl add your kale and pour in olive oil.
Massage into the kale until completely coated.
Add your vegan parmesan and toss until kale is covered in cheese.
Spread evenly onto two large sheet pans. The kale needs to be completely spread out, do not place the kale on top of each other.
Bake for 10 minutes and then rotate pan.
Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until kale is crispy but not burnt. Kale burns easily so make sure to keep an eye on it.
Right when it comes out of the oven season with a little salt and more vegan parmesan if you wish.
Allow the kale to cool for at least 5 minutes before digging in. This lets the kale crisp up even more. Don't skip this step!
*They are very crunchy and the vegan parm adds a nice cheese like flavor. You can still taste the kale so if you are not a kale fan you may need a more seasoned kale chip.
*Make sure to allow the chips to cool as they will crisp up during the cooling process.