Monday, November 29, 2010

Kale Chips -To bake or dehydrate?

I already know the answer to this question but since I am a last minute Lucy I baked the kale chips to take to a Thanksgiving gathering. I used the same recipe I have used in the past but instead of putting them in the Excalibur for 4-6 hours, I baked them for 45 minutes in the oven.

Here's some of the differences between the two:


Done quickly, during the baking the kale did give off an odor that was not too pleasing, very fragile-broke easily and the biggest discovery - they gave me heartburn!


drying time long, firmer chips, pleasant odor while drying, couldn't stop eating them.

So I think you can see where I stand. Next time I will plan ahead and dehydrate!

Here's a batch I have made in the past. They really rarely make it into the jar. :)


  1. I've never baked them. I think baked it would still be better than potato chips, but obviously not as good as raw. No way!

  2. I agree Bitt-even baked way better than potato chips. I crave crunchy so these and carrot/flax cracker really do it for me.

  3. Totally agree!!

    I tried baking them once when my dehydrator was broke - - never again. Ick.