"Cheesy" vegan kale chips are one of my favourite snacks. I hate paying $7 for a small bag though. So I turned my Organic Box kale order into these delicious chips with my dehydrator.
I really love kale. I get at least one bunch in my Organic box orders each time. I've made this yummy Spicy Garlic Kale Recipe and these classic oven cooked Kale Chips. Soooo I had to create these ones in the dehydrator! AND it's really good for you. A few of the many benefits are:
High in calcium, magnesium and vitamin k for strong bones.
Has multiple antioxidants.
1 up has more then 70% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin.
Is a digestive stimulant.
Firstly before we move on with the recipe, I want to point out that I used a dehydrator but I ALSO used the dehydrator function on my oven, since I had LOTS of kale. Which is basically just having your oven set to about 160 degrees Fahrenheit. I found it took long in the oven then the dehydrator, but I got the same taste and texture.
Additionally, I want to point out that this is recipe that needs a bit of planning since the cashews should be soaked in water overnight. I have found this method for "soaking" them quickly by boiling them, but it still can take an extra 10-20 minutes.
Sooooo back to the recipe.
Bunch (or two or three) of kale. Washed with the stems removed.
1 cup of soaked/boiled cashews
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp tumeric (LOTS of health benefits)
Wash. dry and remove the stems from the kale.
Take remaining ingredients and blend together in a food processor until creamy.
Mix the creamy mixture in with the kale. Rub the mixture onto the kale by hand.
Lay on the dehydrator trays or on sheets for in the oven.
Takes anywhere from 3-7 hours depending on your device.
Check them every once and a while to get the texture you like. Some people like the still slightly wet texture that makes them a bit more dense. I like them crunchy just like a chip!