Baked Kale Chips are a healthy and delicious snack that’s easy to make at home. They’re a great alternative to traditional potato chips, offering a satisfying crunch with fewer calories and more nutrients.


  • 1 bunch kale (curly kale works best)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional seasonings: garlic powder, smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, or chili powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Wash the kale and thoroughly dry it using a salad spinner or patting it dry with a clean kitchen towel. Removing as much moisture as possible is key to getting crispy chips.
  3. Remove the stems and tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the kale pieces with olive oil and salt. Ensure each piece is lightly but evenly coated. If using additional seasonings, add them at this stage and toss again.
  5. Arrange the kale pieces in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Avoid overcrowding to ensure they crisp up evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown but not burnt. Keep an eye on them as they can burn quickly.
  7. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the kale chips cool for a few minutes; they will crisp up further as they cool.
  8. Serve the kale chips immediately for the best texture, as they can lose their crispness over time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 50-60
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 2g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes


  • Serves: 2-4 (as a snack)

Baked Kale Chips are a crunchy, flavorful snack that’s both nutritious and satisfying. They’re perfect for those times when you’re craving something salty and crunchy but want to keep it healthy. Experiment with different seasonings to find your favorite flavor combination!