Kale Chips Are Where It’s At

posted by on 03/13/2012 | 26 comments (leave one of your own)

I checked out Gwynnie’s cookbook from the library and y’all, I kinda love it.  I’m all about these easy kale chips (see page 201). Gwyneth P mentioned that her children gobbled them up, I found this promising. I could just picture no more potato chips, KALE CHIPS FOR EVERYONE!

Preheat your oven to 375 and gather your ingredients.  I found organic kale at our local market, it was $1.99 for a huge bunch.  I used less than half for this batch. You will also need a baking sheet, olive oil, and coarse salt.  I prefer Himalayan sea salt.


Rinse the kale and discard the stems.  Rip the leaves up in to chip sized pieces.


Drizzle kale with olive oil and toss on some salt.

sea salt

Here’s an action shot because I feel that every cooking tutorial needs one.


Gwyneth recommends baking the kale at 400 degrees and for 12-15 minutes. I followed her instructions the first time I made these and they turned very brown and when kale is very brown, it equals very bitter. I made this batch with my oven set at 375 degrees and I only baked them for ten minutes.

kale chips

I thought they were perfect, crispy around the edges and not at all bitter.

kale chip

And how does my family feel about kale chips?

Troy + puppy

Well, Jeff loves them and calls them Kale-ritos, Zoe said they were “super weird, but okay tasting”, and Troy would much rather have a banana.



  • katy

    i’m going to get some himalayan salt for my kale. or were you being sarcastic?

    • ZDub

      Nope, not at all. I only use himalayan salt, it’s supposed to have healing benefits because it hasn’t been exposed to impurities. I believe whatever I read on the internet.

  • Caroline

    Kale chips really are where it’s at. To boost my hippie points even further I’m going to try beet chips soon –wonk wah– I don’t really care for beets, but hippie boosting is all about eating things that taste like the Earth and pretending to love it until you believe your own lies, right?

  • Heather

    I am going to one up you on the hippie factor…I bet these would be good with nutritional yeast.
    I heart kale chips.
    I also saw cauliflower popcorn on Pinterest the other day and am intrigued, so say the least.

    • Lindsay

      It’s so good! Great alternative to french fries (wow can’t believe I just wrote that…)

  • Heather

    That would be ‘to say the least.’ Bah.

  • Jessica

    Drizzle with sesame oil for a lil’ Asian flair…

  • sarah

    Use an olive oil mister to get a super even light coating. Your kale chips will thank you.

  • Elaine

    I wanna try ’em!!

  • Alyson

    Kale Chips are one of my favorite sides!! And I just read in real simple that you can “zip” the leaves off the stems by pulling in the opposite direction – instead of cutting them off. But make sure to watch them in the oven, because they go from perfect to burnt very fast.

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you


    i have goop’s book.

    i enjoy it.

  • Lisa E

    I have that bowl! Hip hip for jadeite!

  • Jen

    Kale chips are where its at. I love them and never think about making them! We always stand at the oven and eat them all directly off of the hot baking sheet.

  • Alyson

    Following up – after reading this yesterday, I was craving kale chips. Imagine my delight when I opened the fridge to make dinner and there was a bunch of kale that I had picked up on my Sunday food shopping! As Jen said, we ate them right off the baking sheet while we were finishing the rest of dinner!

  • BusyDad

    My sister recently made a batch and I tried them with the intent to mock her. Then I ate them all. Stupid vegetarian and her wily ways.

  • Michael

    Its good. We should provide vegetable and foods for children. These food help them to be grown up. Even I have eaten 2 banana some time ago.


  • Andrea @ Bubblewrapp'd

    Say what?! I guess I’m going to have to try this super easy recipe.

  • Ashley Taylor

    Strange question, I realize, but do they stay green? Because I feel like if I handed my kids (even my adventurous 4 year-old eater) green chips they would immediately recoil as if I handed them burning hot coals of lava to snack on.

  • Tamara

    I totally made these from your recipe and they were SO good. I’m not much of a cook but I figured if you could do it, I could do it. Does that statement offend you? Hope not.

    Thanks for the post!

  • Cindy

    I will have a hard time convincing my kids to eat those! But if they’re good….

  • Sara

    Hey actually I love that book, too 😉 While I usually enjoy looking at cookbooks more than I actually wind up using them, I was enticed by the low number of ingredients listed in several recipes and every one that I tried was a hit with family and friends.

  • Kelly @ D2BD

    OK, so you just convinced me that I need to get to my library and check some books out. I always worried that our little library would be bo bo and not have what I wanted. But checking wouldn’t hurt me right? I might even walk away more cultured.

    This whole thing was conjured up in my mind this morning when I had to print a poster for them about their coffee shop in house… it sounds awesome so if they have great coffee surely they will have up to date books right?

    Thanks for the heads up on this book and the kale chips I’ve been dying to try them!

  • Jennifer

    These were very tasty.

  • olive oil mister stainless steel

    I am pretty pleased with the Misto Olive Oil Mister I purchased last year.

    It works by using less oil which has to be more healthy and it will save dollars as well.

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