Maple Cinnamon Spice Kale Chips

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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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~ Marla Meridith

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37 thoughts on “Maple Cinnamon Spice Kale Chips

  1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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!!

  3. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. 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! 🙂

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

  4. 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:)

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

  6. 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.