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Raw Vegan Kale Chips

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Raw Vegan Kale Chips
Kale chips photo by Flickr user Phoenix Wolf Ray

Here's how to make raw kale chips either in the oven or in the dehydrator. These crispy little bites of raw kale nutrition are a big hit with young kids. We serve them frequently at our house and there never seems to be enough. The kale will shrink quite a bit, so make more than you think you need. If your oven can be set on a warming temperature, around 100°F, then you can also make raw kale chips in the oven. Otherwise you'll need a dehydrator for this recipe.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Dehydrator Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 large bunch curly leaf kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast


Tear small pieces of kale off of the stems and lay them out on mesh dehydrator sheets (or baking trays if you are using an oven). Sprinkle raw kale with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and place in the dehydrator.

For the first hour, dehydrate at 145°F, then turn the trays around and lower the temperature to 115°F.

Check them in another hour and either remove or keep dehydrating to your desired crispiness.

Place dehydrated kale chips in a bowl and sprinkle with the oil, nutritional yeast and remaining sea salt to taste. Gently toss the kale (a sensitive operation but you'll get used to it) and serve your raw kale chips immediately!

You can stop dehydrating your kale when they are at your desired crispiness. Around our house we let it go until they make a loud crunching sound in your mouth, that seems to be how you get children to gobble them up.

Enjoy your healthy raw kale chips! They're delicious!

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Kale Chips in the Oven, Guest HeelShields

I add (about 1/8 cup at the most) olive oil and the desired spices, yeast, onion and/or garlic and little red pepper in a bowl and drop the kale pieces in the bowl and coat all of the leaves (two bunches). I find that it is better to add a little more oil if needed than to have too much. Since I an using an oven I set it to its lowest temperature and just keep checking the chips every hour after the second hour. All of the children love them - babies and teens

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