Homemade “Cheezy” Kale Chips

Keep your heart healthy and your stomach happy with delicious, heart-healthy recipes from Oliver’s! These easy “cheezy” kale chips have all the flavor of your favorite potato chips with a LOT less guilt. Both kale and nutritional yeast are absolutely packed with essential nutrients, and since these chips are baked, there’s a lot less oil and no fat! Keep a bag on hand for when an unexpected snack craving hits, or dish them up as a healthy party food that’s sure to be a hit.

  • Serves: 4-6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large heads Green Curly Kale, stems removed & leaves torn into equal-sized pieces
  • 1/4 c. Olive Oil
  • 1/3 c. Raw Cashews, ground into a coarse powder
  • 4 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Vegan Parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees, and prepare 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Wash torn kale, then dry very thoroughly; any moisture left on the kale will keep it from crisping. Transfer dried kale to a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Massage kale gently to break down tough fibers then set aside when kale is completely coated in oil.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine nutritional yeast, vegan parmesan, ground cashews, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Combine about half of cheez mixture with oiled kale, working seasonings into leaves by hand until evenly coated. Arrange kale in a single layer on each baking sheet, then sprinkle with remaining cheez. Bake chips for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for additional 5 to 10 minutes or until chips are crisp but not burned. Allow chips to cool completely before serving; consume within 24 hours for best texture or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

4 Locations to Serve Sonoma County