Kale chips are a crispy, super yummy snack and in my opinion a healthier alternative to traditional crisps.
Keyword: Kale Chips, Red Pepper
1LargeRoasted Red Pepper (Seeded & Halved)
3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
1Tablespoon Brown Sugar
2 TablespoonsExtra Virgin Olive Oil
2TablespoonsLemon Juice (Freshly squeezed)
200-220GramsKale (Washed & Stems Removed)
Soaking the sunflower seeds:
Place the sunflower seeds in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for a least 5 hours or overnight.
After the seeds are done soaking, rinse them in a colander and drain well.
Roasting the Red Pepper:
Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius. Roast the red pepper by placing it cut side down on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake for 25 - 30 min or until the peppers skins are charred. Remove from the oven and once cooled, peel the peppers and discard the skins.
Add the sunflower seeds, roasted red pepper, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, olive oil, water and lemon juice into a blender or food processor and blend until a smooth thick consistency.
Place the kale in a large bowl and pour the blended spice mixture over. Toss the kale with the spice mixture using your hands to ensure it is evenly distributed and that the kale is well coated.
Set the dehydrator to a temperature of 45 - 46 degrees celsius. Spread the kale out in a single layer on the trays of the dehydrator. Do not overload the trays or the chips will not dry properly.
Dry for 10 - 12 hour or overnight, until the kale chips are completely dry and crispy. (Drying times will vary depending on the climate, quantity of chips in the dryer and the type of dehydrator that you have.)
Once kale chips are completed cooled, place in an airtight container for a few days. (They don't usually last very long in our household 😊.)
* The sunflower seeds can be replaced completely with cashew nuts or a part replacement can be done.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 5165IU103%
Vitamin C 67.7mg82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.