These cheesy vegan Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast are a great snack. They are crunchy and addictive!
Kale chips are a great snack if you are craving something crunchy. They are a wonderful alternative to potato and tortilla chips.
I love to sneak in veggies where I can, swapping out ingredients for healthier ones. Jicama Tacos and Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables with Zucchini Noodles are just a couple of my favorite ways to swap ingredients.
For these Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast I added nutritional yeast because it is high in B vitamins and adds a cheesy taste and texture.
A similar recipe is my kale chips with nacho seasoning. They have spices that give them a kick.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Kale leaves: I prefer the curly varieties. You could use whatever variety you want.
- Nutritional yeast: Adds a cheesy flavor.
- Olive oil: Coats the kale and helps distribute the nutritional yeast.
- Salt: Enhances flavors.
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Wash and dry the kale. Remove the stems and break the leaves into pieces.
Mix oil, nutritional yeast, and salt. Toss kale in the mixture and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until crispy.
Should I Remove The Stems?
Yes, you'll want to remove the stems, including the center rib. They are tough and chewy.
How to Remove The Stems
Using a knife, cut right next to the stem on both sides. You can also hold the leaf in your hand and strip the leaves off away from you.
What Type of Kale Should I use?
You can use any variety of kale you want. I prefer any of the curly varieties.
These will last for about a week in an airtight container in the pantry.
Ways To Use Nutritional Yeast
I use nutritional yeast anywhere I want a cheesy flavor.
If your kale chips aren't crispy, you need to bake them longer.
If you store kale chips in an airtight container they'll stay crispy. Do NOT put them in the fridge.
These healthy kale chips are a great way to add more veggies into your diet while satisfying your snack cravings!
This recipe was originally published on December 15, 2014. I've added new photos and more text.
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Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Mix the olive oil, nutritional yeast, and salt until blended.
- Wash and dry the kale. Remove stems and break the leaves into pieces.
- Toss the kale into the mix until well coated.
- Bake at 300ᵒF for 7 minutes. Flip the kale over and bake for another 7 minutes, or until crispy.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.