Crispy Baked Kale Chips – Cleveland Clinic

Bowl of baked kale.

No potato chip can beat this crispy snack — it’s not only scrumptious but also super nutritious!

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A serving only has 112 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat, and you get a whopping 309% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A, 201% of vitamin C, 14% of calcium and 10% of iron. Enjoy these tasty little numbers in good health.


  • 6–8 cups chopped fresh kale, hard stems removed and no yellow leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt


  1. Place a rack on the lowest shelf of your oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Spread kale out on a sturdy baking sheet.
  4. Mix apple cider and olive oil together and drizzle over kale.
  5. Toss to coat completely.
  6. Place on the lowest rack of the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and tumble so that kale can get crispy all over.
  8. Bake additional 8 to 12 minutes or until kale is crispy*. It should be just lightly browned and crispy to the touch.

*If kale still bends (rather than crackles) when you touch it, it isn’t done yet. Return the tray to the oven. Turn down the heat if it’s getting too brown. Continue cooking until crispy. Remove from oven, sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings
Serving size = 1.5 cups

Calories: 112
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 280 mg
Total carbohydrate: 10 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 0 g
Protein: 3 g

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