Spicy Kale Chips are beautifully crisp and loaded with bold chipotle flavor for a healthy 5 ingredient vegan snack. They are perfect for the munchies or paired with your favorite sandwich on the side!
Spicy Kale Chips
I just got back from an amazing blogger retreat in Las Vegas this weekend where I met so many awesome ladies. I also indulged in all the foods! From these amazing Lemongrass Lemon Drops to sushi and buffets, there wasn’t a whole lot of wholesome eating going on the last few days. It is time to get back on track and these Spicy Kale Chips are the perfect way to do it. I have a bag of kale sitting in the fridge ready to be roasted up for the perfect healthy snack for the week!
These spicy kale chips are massaged with olive oil and tossed with chipotle powder and nutritional yeast. OK, right about now I know most of you are saying, nutritional what?! Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast rich in vitamins. It has a nutty cheese-like flavor and is commonly added to kale chips. You can skip the nutritional yeast in this kale chip recipe, but they really won’t be as good as they will be missing some great flavor.
You might not be able to find nutritional yeast at your local grocery store, but bigger stores as well as food coops will most likely carry it. I found it at the tiny little food coop in our small town, so you should be able to find it relatively easy. If all else fails, you can always order some from Amazon.
Now let’s talk about the chipotle powder on these kale chips. I have long been a lover of all things chipotle, from these Chipotle Shrimp Tacos to Chipotle Meatloaf, I find all sorts of ways to use chipotles in adobo.
So naturally when I saw chipotle powder at Target, I had to grab a jar. I have used it in so many dishes when I want to add some extra bite. A little goes a long way, so taste as you go!
Nutritional yeast, chipotle powder, garlic salt and olive oil coat kale for an easy 5 ingredient snack that you can feel good about. Roasting the kale chips for 15 minutes, leaves them crispy and melt in your mouth. Be sure to store them in a dry air tight container for the freshest most delicious kale chips.
- 10 oz. bag kale
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. chipotle powder
- ¼ c. nutritional yeast
- Preheat your oven to 400°.
- Sort through the pieces of kale and remove any large pieces of stem still attached. In a very large bowl, toss the kale and olive oil together and massage until well coated. Add the remaining ingredients and toss until all of the kale is evenly coated with seasoning.
- Spread over 2 baking sheets and bake at 400° for 14-16 minutes, or until all the chips are light and crispy.