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Kale Chips - Dehydrator Method

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Course: Snack
Keyword: garlic, kale, KETO friendly
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Dehydrator Time: 6 hours


  • Dehydrator - See Notes for More Information
  • Colander
  • Gallon size storage bag or large mixing bowl with a cover


  • 1 lb raw kale leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil spray
  • seasonings as desired


  • Wash and dry raw kale thoroughly.
  • Remove center rib from leaves. Tear leaves into pieces of about 2 - 3 inches.
  • Put a few handfuls in either a large mixing bowl or gallon-size storage bag.
  • Spray lightly with the avocado oil.
  • Shake to distribute the oil until leaves are coated. Add more oil and repeat if necessary.
  • Add seasonings and shake again to distribute evenly.
  • Continue in small batches until all leaves are evenly coated and seasoned.
  • Transfer coated kale leaves to dehydrator trays. Do not allow leaves to overlap.
  • Dry for about 6 hours at 115 degrees. Time may need to be adjusted based on your dehydrator and environment. When leaves are fully dry they will be very crisp.
  • Store in airtight contianers. I use large canning jars for long term storage and large zipper bags for short term storage containers.


NOTE 1: Any seasoning you like can be added. Add to taste. I would recommend adding salt at the very minimum to offset some of the flavors of the kale.
Other great seasonings include: brewer's yeast, garlic powder, crushed pepper, dry ranch seasoning mix, onion powder, spiracha or any other flavors you can think of.
NOTE 2: I use an older Excalibur dehydrator with 9 trays. When using for kale chips I use alternate trays to allow for best airflow. You may need to adjust the time and amount of kale being dehydrated based on your own machine.

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