Recipes » Appetizers » Oil-Free Crunchy Kale Chips
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 8 lacinato kale leaves
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika (sweet, smoked, or hot)
  • Pinch sea salt (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp of nutritional yeast (optional)


  • 1. Wash and dry the kale leaves. Remove the center stems, then tear leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  • 2. Stir the spices together in a bowl. Toss kale in the spice blend and coat evenly.
  • 3. Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees F for 3 minutes, then add the kale.
  • 4. Cook for 90 seconds, pause the air fryer and shake the basket, then cook for another 90 seconds. If you hear the kale bouncing around inside the air fryer, that's a sign that they're done.
  • 5. Pour the kale chips onto a plate and store any leftovers in an airtight container.

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