These kale chips are bold, hearty, and satisfying. Cashew butter gives them some protein, healthy fats, and staying power, and the nutritional yeast makes them a B-vitamin gold mine. Taco seasoning just gives them a zesty, addicting, almost Dorito-like quality.
High in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and deliciousness, this is an addictive snack healthy enough to munch on all day long.
Zesty Nacho Kale Chips
- Prep Time:5 minutes
- Cook Time:30 minutes
- Total Time:35 minutes
- 4 cup kale
- 1/2 cup cashew or other nut butter, or 1/2 cup cashews pulsed into nut butter in a food processor or blender
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 packet taco seasoning
Preheat oven to 300ºF. Wash and dry kale, then chop into bite-sized pieces. You can also buy pre-washed, pre-cut kale (Trader Joe’s has some) and skip this step.
Place kale in a bowl. If making your own cashew butter, pulse cashews in a food processor or blender until a smooth past forms. Drizzle with cashew butter and toss kale, ensuring all pieces of kale are lightly coated.
Add taco seasoning and 1/2 of nutritional yeast and toss again.
Spread onto a parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheet (make sure the pieces of kale don’t overlap or they’ll be wilty) and place into the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
Flip kale using a tongs or fork and bake until crispy, another 5-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before enjoying (don’t skip this step, they firm up a bit while cooling for that addicting crunch).