How to make Kale Chips

Written by Sophie

Like many animals, I like to graze and have food to pick at throughout the day!  And when there are so many unhealthy options like crisps in front of me I have to really fight the urge to eat them (and often fail).  So I decided to try making Kale chips for a healthy option that is low in calories and full of goodness.  They are really easy and really quick to make.

Ingredients (not too strict on the quantities so you might like more/less of some things)

  • 2-3 big handfuls of Kale
  • 1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil flavoured with chilli flakes which Gracie had made herself a few months ago so had a really good kick to it)
  • Cayenne Pepper or Chilli flakes (optional depending on how much spice you like)
  • Salt and Pepper


1) Preheat the oven to 200°c (Fan).

2) Wash the Kale in a colander and shake out (or use a salad spinner) to remove all moisture, patting with kitchen towel if you need a helping hand.

3) Remove all of the stalks from the kale….you’d be surprised how many there are!  This is what they look like:

4) Toss the kale with the olive oil (and any additional herbs or spices you are adding), massaging it in if you need to to ensure that all of the leaves are well covered.

5) Lay out on a baking tray so that there is one layer of the leaves (i.e. they are not all on top of each other and overlapping as they will cook unevenly if this is the case).

6) Put in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, checking on them half way through in case they need a bit of a mix around.

7) Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately….