These homemade Oven Baked Kale Chips with coconut oil are such an easy side dish or snack. They’re crunchy, healthy, and delicious! Make this recipe for your next crunchy snack. Both kids and adults love these.

bowl of cooked kale chips

Have you ever tried making your own kale chips? I have made them off and on for many years, usually in my food dehydrator. I’ve found that baking them in the oven is my preferred method though, since it’s so quick and easy.

I recently bought a bag of kale chips at the store and couldn’t believe that they were nearly $7 a bag! So, I am back to making my own. I can make my own homemade batch for closer to $2.50 a batch, so that’s a huge savings. I think you’re really going to love this easy kale chip recipe.

Why You Need This Recipe

Key Ingredients

Curly kale can come in a green or purple variety and you can use either one for kale chips. I chose green curly kale for this recipe since that’s what I found at the farmers’ market.

Coconut oil helps the kale get crispy. If you want to make these oil-free, you should at least give the kale a quick spray with nonstick cooking spray. Otherwise, you are likely to get steamed kale or burnt kale.

Sea salt adds a little more flavor and makes these oven kale chips seem like a treat.

a bunch of curly kale

Recipe Steps

It’s so easy to make homemade baked kale chips. Here are the steps.

Step One

Remove the kale from the stems. Wash the leaves in a colander. 

curly kale in a colander

Step Two

Pour the kale leaves onto a clean dish cloth and pat dry.

Step Three

Place the kale into a large mixing bowl and pour over the coconut oil. Use your hands to coat the kale leaves with the oil. Lay the chips on a baking sheet (try not to let them overlap too much).

kale chips on a baking sheet

Step Four

Bake on a lined baking sheet at 350°F for 8 minutes on one side and then 5 additional minutes on the other side. 

Step Five

Serve your kale chips hot out of the oven.

kale chips in a bowl for serving

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • There are three main varieties of kale that I usually see at the store: curly kale, baby kale, and lacinato or dino kale. I only recommend using curly kale for making homemade kale chips. The other varieties really aren’t ideal because the leaves won’t hold onto the oil and seasonings as well. 
  • You can feel free to get creative with your flavorings or seasonings. Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, or smoked paprika would all be delicious! Or, you can use a flavored salt like Garlic Salt.  
  • If you want another cooking alternative, try my recipe for Air Fryer Kale Chips.

FAQs

How do you store kale chips?

Store homemade kale chips in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after baking.

Can I make kale chips in a dehydrator?

Yes, but you will need to bake them for up to 12-18 hours to get them crispy.

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Oven Baked Kale Chips


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These homemade Oven Baked Kale Chips with coconut oil are such an easy side dish or snack. They’re crunchy, healthy, and delicious! Make this recipe for your next crunchy snack. Both kids and adults love these.


Ingredients

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  • 1 large bunch curly kale, green or purple
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
  2. Use your hands to remove the kale leaves from the stems. Add the leaves to a salad spinner and wash thoroughly. Spin dry.
  3. Gently pat the kale dry using paper towels or a clean dish towel. Place them in a bowl and pour over the coconut oil.
  4. Use your hands to coat the kale with the oil.
  5. Place the kale leaves on the baking sheets, trying to keep the leaves from overlapping. Sprinkle lightly with the salt.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes. Flip the kale chips and return them to the oven. Bake for approximately 5 more minutes, or until the leaves start to become brown around the edges. Be careful not to burn.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  2. There are three main varieties of kale that I usually see at the store: curly kale, baby kale, and lacinato or dino kale. I only recommend using curly kale for making homemade kale chips. The other varieties really aren’t ideal because the leaves won’t hold onto the oil and seasonings as well. 
  3. You can feel free to get creative with your flavorings or seasonings. Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, or smoked paprika would all be delicious! Or, you can use a flavored salt like Garlic Salt.  
  4. If you want another cooking alternative, try my recipe for Air Fryer Kale Chips.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: how to make kale chips in the oven, homemade kale chips, baked kale chips recipe

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