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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

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  • Drizzle olive oil over the kale in a large bowl and sprinkle with the nutritional yeast and salt. Stir with your hands to coat kale.

  • Spread kale onto baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until kale begins to get slightly crisp; rotate racks and flip the chips, and continue baking until completely crisp, 45 to 60 minutes total. Make sure to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn; if you notice certain chips ready much sooner than others, take them out.

Cook's Note:

The best way to bake these is by using a food dehydrator, where you just lay them on the sheets and wait until they are nice and crispy, and they are raw, meaning that none of the nutrients are lost. This method will take several hours for them to be ready, but the taste will be superior.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

110.9 calories; 7.8 g protein; 10.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 164.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (56)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
These are excellent! Thanks for delicious way to enjoy kale. If you don't have nutritional yeast use parmesan. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2012
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. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
These are excellent! Thanks for delicious way to enjoy kale. If you don't have nutritional yeast use parmesan. Read More
(49)
Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2012
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. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
These are excellent! Thanks for delicious way to enjoy kale. If you don't have nutritional yeast use parmesan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2013
Absolutely incredibly awesome! Brewers Yeast is awesome on these! My baking times are 20 min - flip kale & rotate baking pans - 30 min - flip kale & rotate baking pans - then 20 min. I've made this recipe 4 times now and have the perfect baking times down :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2013
Loved it! Instead of just salt and nutritional yeast, I used the recipe for parmesan-like sprinkles: 1/2 cup yeast flakes 1/2 cup ground sesame seeds 2 t garlic powder 1 t onion powder 1 T chicken-like seasoning or salt 1 T lemon juice Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2014
Yum! I made four batches: 2 exactly as the recipe called for one with just olive oil and sea salt and one with sesame oil sesame seed and garlic salt. My seven year old daughter ate the entire first batch and came back for more. My favorite of the 3 is this one with nutritional yeast. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2013
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!! Read More
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