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Healthy Snacks: Vegan “Everything Bagel” Kale Chips

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Healthy Snacks: Vegan "Everything Bagel" Kale Chips

Despite the short ingredient list, these “everything bagel” kale chips are flavorful and totally addictive. If you’re like me, you might be a little intimidated at the prospect of making kale chips. Most recipes require a dehydrator and take a full day to crisp up, which seems to defeat the whole purpose of an easy grab-and-go snack. This recipe doesn’t require a dehydrator–just an oven that can be set at a low temperature–and cooks in just 30 minutes.

I was inspired to make this recipe a few days ago when I bought a package of “everything bagel”-spiced hummus. After a glance at the simple ingredient list, I immediately thought that these popular spices would make an excellent kale chip. I’m already planning to whip up a new batch next weekend!

“Everything Bagel” Kale Chips

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Yield: 20-30 kale chips
Ingredients
  • 1/2 head kale
  • 2 tablespoons cashew or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons Water

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

2. De-stem kale and tear into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together cashew butter and spices. Whisk in water by the tablespoon until the mixture is a thick but pourable consistency (how much water you use will depend on the consistency of your nut butter; the thinner the nut butter, the less water you’ll need).

4. In a large bowl, toss kale and nut butter mixture together. Make sure that each piece of kale is coated in the mixture.

5. Bake chips on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 30 minutes, checking every ten minutes or so to make sure the chips aren’t burning. Cooking time with vary depending on a number of factors, so be vigilant!

6. Remove from oven and let cool; the chips will continue to crisp up outside the oven. Serve!

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Molly Lansdowne

Molly Lansdowne

Contributing Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @molly_lansdowne.
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