Cinnamon and Sugar Kale Chips
This kale chips recipe is the a sweet recipe that makes a great after dinner dessert that is low in calories and provides a lot of nutrients. Try swapping the sugar in this recipe for stevia or a sugar/stevia blend!
- 1 bunch of kale (kale with curly leaves works best, about 6-8 stalks)
- 1 TBSP of olive oil
- 2 tsps of sugar or stevia
- a tsp of cinnamon (you can also use a spice blend such as apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (aluminum foil is an option if you do not have parchment paper).
- Wash the kale and ensure it is dry before continuing. You can pat the kale with paper towels or put the kale into a salad spinner. The salad spinner may be easier to use after completing the next step.
- Tear the kale leaves into bite sized pieces. You do not want to use the stalks so tear the leaves away from the center stalks.
- Put the kale into a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle half of the sugar (1 tsp) over the kale and mix it in well.
- Pour the kale out onto the cookie sheet. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar and the cinnamon over the top of the kale.
- Bake in the oven until the edges start to brown but be sure not to let it burn. Depending upon your oven this usually takes 8-15 minutes.
Once made eat the kale chips within a few hours. If you try to store the kale chips they tend to get soggy so don’t make large batches. Enjoy the amazing recipes while they are fresh.
If you are trying to watch your calories and weight as I am you may try to stay away from sweets altogether but I think it is good to indulge occasionally in something sweet that has some nutritional value such as these kale chips. There are 16 calories in each tsp of sugar so this recipe won’t add many calories to your daily intake.