Sweet and salty kale crisps

    20 min

    This salty-sweet snack could be a great way to get some nutrient-rich vegetables into your diet. You can limit the salt if you prefer. Kids seem to really enjoy these 'crisps' too!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 bunch kale - stems removed and discarded, leaves torn into even pieces
    • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
    2. Blot kale thoroughly dry with kitchen roll if leaves are damp from washing. Arrange kale pieces onto the prepared baking tray in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup; sprinkle with sea salt.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the kale begin to brown slightly and the pieces feel crisp to the touch, 10 to 15 minutes. Check often after 10 minutes to prevent burning.

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    WOW! I found it to be fabulous and very unique! The only thing I changed was to use Sugar Free, no calorie maple syrup. I will be serving it at a BBQ on Monday and can't wait for people's reactions when they learn it is kale.  -  23 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I can't believe the low stars. For the person who had too sticky and too sweet, are you sure you measured right? Or did you use processed syrup, not real maple? We made these and after they cooled for a minute, they were flaky crisp, with a slightly sweet taste, mixed in with a touch of salt. I combine the oil and the syrup and after pouring on the mixture, I mixed and scrunched the kale together on the baking sheet to achieve an even coating. A surprisingly HUGE hit even for my healthy food "neigh-sayers."  -  17 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy! The only problem is that the directions are a bit vague. Be sure to rub each leaf with oil to evenly crisp during baking. You should do the same with the maple syrup.  -  21 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)