This kale chip recipe is a must-try!! I call them my Nacho ‘Cheese’ Kale Chips because I’m using a cashew cheese mixture to give the them some added texture and flavor instead of making the basic kale chip recipe.
These kale chips are vegan, low carb, gluten free, grain free, and dairy free! And, of course, we’re going to be cooking them in the air fryer to get them extra crispy!
Nacho ‘Cheese’ Kale Chips
The ‘secret’ ingredient that gives these kale chips that cheesy flavor without using real cheese is Brewer’s Yeast or Nutritional Yeast. Both of these are also a great source of B Vitamins, so you’re packing in the nutrients by using these as well.
Now, you can certainly cook the kale chips in the oven just be sure to flip them halfway through cooking. However, my favorite way to cook any sort of veggie chip is with my air fryer. Personally, I use the Ninja Foodi because it’s an all-in-one system that can air fry, steam, pressure cook, broil, bake, roast, and dehydrate.
Speaking of dehydrating, if you’re a raw vegan, you can also dehydrate these kale chips at 115 degrees F. for 7-8 hours or until they reach your desired crispiness.
You will also need a food processor to make the cashew cheese. The cashew cheese recipe should be enough to coat 2 large bunches of curly kale. And, feel free to add additional seasonings for added flavor. I’ll be using celtic sea salt, black pepper, and chili powder. But, in the past, I’ve also included garlic and onion powder, and it still turns out super delicious!
Looking for more healthy snack recipes?
These kale chips are a great, delicious way to sneak in extra greens and fiber into your diet. If you’re on the search for more healthy snack recipes, I’ve listed some of my favorites below.
- 3-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten free, grain free, & kid-friendly)
- 3-Ingredient Fudgy Flourless Brownies (vegan, gluten free, & paleo)
- Low Carb Almond Butter Fat Bombs (keto, gluten free, & vegan)
- 2-Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies (vegan, paleo, & kid-friendly)
- Super Seed Matcha Energy Balls (paleo, gluten free, & vegan)