Garlic Kale Chips: A Delectable Recipe for Vampire Killer Kale Chips

If you’re a fan of Vampire Killer Kale Chips, prepare to be thrilled by this tantalizing recipe for crispy garlic kale chips! I’ve taken chopped dinosaur kale and coated it with a mixture of garlic and nutritional yeast, resulting in some of the most exquisitely garlicky kale chips around. Snack on these phytonutrient-rich delights to boost your vegetable intake and savor the goodness of B vitamins.

Beware the Garlic!

Before we proceed, let me forewarn you: these chips are extremely heavy on the garlic, making them the perfect choice for keeping vampires at bay. I’ve used both fresh garlic and garlic powder to ensure that not a single vampire will dare to come close. Just remember that your coworkers and family members may want to stay away too! It’s probably best to enjoy this snack when you’re not in close quarters with others, just to be considerate.

A Recipe Worth Sharing

This recipe for garlic kale chips is one of those gems that I’ve held onto from my vegan days, and I believe it’s truly worthy of sharing. The flavors and textures in this delectable snack are sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

The Power of Dehydration

To achieve the perfect crispness, I recommend using a food dehydrator. I personally use an old Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator, which I found on Craigslist many years ago for just $25. However, any food dehydrator should work well for this recipe. Most ovens don’t go to the low temperature needed, but a food dehydrator will give you the best results.

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The Vampire Killer Kale Chips Recipe

Let’s dive into the recipe for these irresistible garlic kale chips. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 10 ounces of dinosaur kale pieces (283 grams)
  • ½ cup of nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1½ tablespoons of almond butter
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray of your choice

How to Make Garlic Kale Chips

Now, let’s walk through the step-by-step instructions for creating these crispy kale chips:

  1. Start by removing the large stem pieces from the kale and tearing the leaves into bite-size pieces. Rinse the kale leaves and dry them well with a salad spinner or paper towels.
  2. In a small container, mix together all the ingredients except for the kale and cooking spray, ensuring they are thoroughly combined into a paste.
  3. Add the paste mixture to the kale in a large bowl. Use clean hands to massage the kale, ensuring that all the ingredients are evenly distributed. The kale should look damp, with the paste spread as evenly as possible on the leaves.
  4. Mist your food dehydrator trays with cooking spray. You’ll likely need three trays for this recipe.
  5. Spread the coated kale leaves out in a single layer on the dehydrator trays.
  6. Set the food dehydrator to 155°F (68°C) and let the chips crisp up for 1.5-2 hours. For even crispness, halfway through the cooking time, switch the position of the trays in the dehydrator. If some chips aren’t drying evenly, separate any clumps as they dry. Keep in mind that dehydrators may vary, so feel free to extend the drying time if needed.
  7. These homemade garlic kale chips are best enjoyed soon after dehydrating.
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Storing Your Kale Chips

While store-bought kale chips can be kept in a cool, dry place without refrigeration, these homemade dehydrated kale chips are best stored in the refrigerator. Place them in an airtight container with a paper towel, unless they’re completely dry. Since their crispness diminishes over time, it’s best to consume them as soon as possible.

Nutritional Comparison

Now, let’s compare the nutrition of these homemade garlic kale chips to Brad’s Vampire Killer Kale chips:

Nutrient Brad’s Vampire Killer Kale Chips Homemade Garlic Kale Chips
Carbohydrates X g 7.8 g (4.9 g net carbs)

Kale is a nutrient-rich powerhouse, high in vitamin K, and suitable for various dietary patterns, including omnivorous keto, gluten-free, and vegan diets. If you’re looking for a wholesome and nutritious snack, these kale chips are an excellent choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Delectable Kale Recipes

If you can’t get enough of kale, here are a few more mouthwatering recipes to explore:

  • Kale Apple Slaw
  • Chick Fil A Kale Crunch Salad
  • Martha Stewart Kale Chips
  • High Protein Frittata
  • Chick Fil A Superfood Salad

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A Friendly Reminder

Before we wrap up, remember that all recipes on this website might not be suitable for everyone, depending on individual medical needs and personal preferences. If you require assistance in determining the dietary pattern that’s best for you, consult with a registered dietitian or your physician.

The nutritional information provided is merely an estimate and should be regarded as a courtesy. It can vary depending on specific brands and ingredients used. Keep in mind that calorie information on food labels may not always be accurate. Don’t stress too much about the numbers and focus on enjoying the culinary journey.

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Now that you have the recipe for these delectable garlic kale chips, it’s time to get cooking! Do you already make kale chips as a snack? If so, what are your favorite seasonings to add? And do you prefer using a food dehydrator or an oven? Share your kale chip-making process, and don’t forget to leave a rating if you try this recipe. Just remember, this crispy chip heaven is reserved for garlic lovers only!

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