Spicy Baked Kale Chips

These delicious Spicy Baked Kale Chips are baked in the oven until crispy, and make the perfect appetizer or healthy snack!

Spicy Baked Kale Chips

If you’ve never tried kale chips, you’re really missing out. And I don’t mean the super expensive ones that you can buy at Whole Foods. Those are great in a pinch, but kale chips are SO easy to make yourself, and will you save you so much money!

Kale is a superfood ->

  • kale is loaded with vitamins like A, C, E, and K
  • it a great source of gut-friendly fiber
  • it is loaded with calcium (a plant-based source!)

Seasonings for Kale Chips ->

This is where you can get really creative with your kale chip snack. I personally like to keep it pretty simple by just going with olive oil, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast to give it a little ‘cheesy’ flavor and add in some B vitamins.

But you can give it an Asian twist and throw in some sesame oil and gluten-free soy sauce, or go Italian and use some dried basil, or even southwestern by using some chili powder. The options are endless!

Spicy Baked Kale Chips

Pro tip for crispy kale chips ->

  • when you are prepping the kale, it is important to make sure you dry off the kale leaves after you rinse them under cold water
  • just use a kitchen towel to pat them dry, this will ensure that the chips will get crispy, and not soggy
Spicy Baked Kale Chips

These spicy baked kale chips really are the perfect healthy snack, Kenny and I couldn’t stop eating them. I can’t wait to make these as an appetizer on game day!

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Spicy Baked Kale Chips

Spicy Baked Kale Chips that are baked in the oven until they are crispy and perfect! They are a great healthy snack or appetizer, and super easy to make!
Servings 4 as an appetizer


  • 1 bunch curly kale (lacinato kale works too)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (less if you want them to be more mild)
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Prep the kale by rinsing it under cold water, and then laying the leaves out on a kitchen towel. Use another towel to pat the leaves until they are dry, this helps to get them crispy.
  • Remove the leaves from the stems, and then tear the leaves into bite size pieces. Place the kale in a large mixing bowl, and drizzle the olive oil over it. Then season with salt, pepper, red pepper, and nutritional yeast. Use your hands to massage the seasoning into the kale until it is completely coated.
  • Divide the kale leaves between two large baking sheets, and spread them out into an even layer on each baking sheet. You don't want them to be overlapping too much.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the leaves are crispy and just starting to turn brown.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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