Maple Cinnamon Spice Kale Chips

Marla Meridith

December 9, 2012

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Before you even have a moment to question Maple Cinnamon Kale Chips you need to just bake yourself a batch.

I have been loving all of the high calorie , decadent holiday treats people have been posting ~ but I always stick to my healthy, whole food bites.

These kale chips are a great way to stay on plan while at the same time getting some sweet crunch.

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By now most of us have tried basic kale chips (recipe here.) Have you ever tried sweet ones though? Oh don’t be shy.

Even my kids are willing to have some from time to time.

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These sweet chips will surprise you with their crunch, sweet maple & comfort food spice.

They will also keep you in those skinny jeans and tiny skirts for holiday cocktail parties.

They will also keep you flying through the air at Tae Kwon Do…

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A total win if you ask me!

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All you need to do is grab a bunch of kale. Rinse the leaves under cool water. Dry them well so they crisp up and don’t just steam in the oven.

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Tear the kale into tiny pieces. Lay ’em flat on a cookie sheet in a single layer.

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Bake at 300 F for about 20 minutes until kale chips are slightly browned, dry and crispy!

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Do you ever make kale chips at home? What are some fun flavors you add to yours?


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  • Rosa
    Posted at 09:29h, 09 December

    Healthy. That is something I still have to try.



  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    Posted at 09:37h, 09 December

    I love kale chips and will admit being taken aback at this idea! I do love your out of the box thinking and creative bridging of the season of sweets and retaining a modicum of healthy eating! Will give them a try. Kale chips have never looked so beautiful Marla! Gorgeous pics as always.

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:29h, 09 December

      Thanks so much Toni!! Glad you enjoy my creativity ~ sometimes I wonder how it will be received 😉

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 10:03h, 09 December

    Love your daughter’s tshirt! I want that!!!

    And about 2 yrs ago I made chocolate-coconut kale chips and they were like kale as dessert and these look that way, too! They are gorgeous, Marla. Great images, too. I remember that taking pics of kale chips was tricky – like, what do you DO with them? Clearly you had no issues 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:29h, 09 December

      Averie, it’s so funny ~ I was hunting all over your blog today to link back to your kale chips this morning. I was looking for the chocolate ones and the cheezy ones. Could not find. LMK so I can link to them. So glad you like this post. I had a great time photographing these things!!

      • Averie @ Averie Cooks
        Posted at 13:42h, 09 December

        Here you go my sweet friend

        Trust me, there are days I can’t even find my own recipes – or have to reallllllly think about how I labeled them. Whether you link up or not, no worries. But there you go 🙂

        • Marla
          Posted at 14:00h, 09 December

          Thanks so much Averie ~ those look amazing & of course I linked back 🙂 XO

          • Averie @ Averie Cooks
            Posted at 14:47h, 09 December

            Thanks, Doll! Now after all this, I need to make yours!!! No kale down here though. Maybe with plantains instead 🙂

  • Nicole
    Posted at 11:19h, 09 December

    Wish I could find better kale here in the winter, I’ll have to save these to try next summer. I’m a huge fan of all versions of kale and especially kale chips.

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    Posted at 12:21h, 09 December

    Just made these–my husband (who thinks my usual kale chips are just okay) and I both love them! What a great idea–I’ll definitely be sharing your recipe on my blog this week. People have got to try this! 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:27h, 09 December

      Hi Michelle! LOVE How quickly you tried this + how awesome that your hubs loved them too. Can’t wait to see your share 🙂 Have a great Sunday!

      • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
        Posted at 16:33h, 09 December

        Oh yeah–first thing this morning (because who doesn’t think about kale at 7am?) I turn to my husband . . . “hey, can I make maple cinnamon kale chips instead of the usual tonight?!?”. He said, “sure”, so I jumped at the opportunity because these looked so good. And we both LOVED them! Thanks for a great recipe! I will definitely be posting about these in the next few days! 🙂

        • Caroline
          Posted at 03:44h, 05 March

          Ha! considering its 6:45 am and I was just googling “sweet kale chips” before landing here, I thought this was particularly funny!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Posted at 13:41h, 09 December

    Thank you for posting a recipe that doesn’t involve two sticks of butter and a pound of sugar. 🙂 xo

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:44h, 09 December

      Ha! You are so welcome Liz 🙂

  • carolinaheartstrings
    Posted at 17:54h, 09 December

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. I have never had kale and this is the perfect way to try it.

  • Donna
    Posted at 22:35h, 09 December

    Wow. That’s all I can think of to say. Wow. Maple and kale. . . you are a genius!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 05:34h, 10 December

    these look great girl!! We LOVE kale chips

  • Lucy
    Posted at 08:18h, 10 December

    Love this take on Kale chips and especially love the Jedi photo of him flying through the air.

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:52h, 10 December

      Ha! Isn’t that hilarious Lucy!

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 11:47h, 10 December

    I usually make savory kale chips, but I love the sound of these – great way to satisfy a sweet tooth with something healthy!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:51h, 10 December

      It really is Jeanette! Hopefully you can try them soon 🙂

  • susan
    Posted at 12:01h, 10 December

    sweet kale chips – who would have thunk? looks good, Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:51h, 10 December

      I know it Susan, a little surprising huh!

  • Nina
    Posted at 12:04h, 10 December

    Wow thats a great recipe. Came here from Sylvie’s blog. You have a fantastic site with great recipes. Loved the kale chips. Surprisingly I have never tasted kale…i think this recipe is a good start to it. Bookmarking it:)

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:50h, 10 December

      Thanks so much Nina & I am very glad you found me too!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 12:29h, 10 December

    whoah. I will take your word for it on these- I need some more healthy in my life so maybe I will try a batch!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    Posted at 18:45h, 10 December

    Favorite. Food. Ever. In. The. World.

  • Esi
    Posted at 08:49h, 11 December

    Love savory kale chips so I will definitely have to try the sweetened version!

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  • marie
    Posted at 17:43h, 10 February

    These are delicious! I would definitely have to learn how to flip kale with tongs though, it was a painstaking process for me!! 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:38h, 11 February

      Ha! I get that Marie ~ they can be tricky to flip 🙂 Glad you liked them though!

  • Marnie Peck
    Posted at 17:37h, 17 October

    Great recipe! But what I love the most are your plates!! Where did you get them??? LOVE THEM!!

  • Gina Glo
    Posted at 10:59h, 15 January

    SO DELICIOUS!! All the kiddos in my house today ate them up, and I almost didn’t want to share because they’re so yummy! Now I need to make a second batch for my older kiddos for when they get home from school. I have been making kale chips for many years however never thought to try to make them sweet, only savory. I love this idea and will be making them again and again. I will try the chocolate ones some time too! Thanks for a fabulous idea that I never would have come up with myself.

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:27h, 16 January

      Hi Gina! So glad you all enjoyed these chips. The sweet twist is fun 🙂 The chocolate ones sound wonderful too!


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