Kool Ranch Kale Chips

WOW these are good! I’ve made a ton of kale chips in the past but these are my new favorite!! I used my dehydrator to make these but you can use a regular cookie sheet lined with parchment paper if you don’t have one.

Kool Ranch Kale Chips

Kool Ranch Kale Chips

1 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 1 hour to soften

-1 bunch of kale – I used lacinato/dinosaur kale but it would be good with any kind

-1/8 – 1/4 cup water

-1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

-1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

-1 tsp dried parsley

-1/4 tsp garlic powder

-1/4 tsp dried dill

– 1/4 tsp onion powder

– 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

-1/4 tsp sea salt

-1/4 red onion, chopped 

-paprika and extra sea salt for pre-dehydration sprinkling

1.) Blend (great in a VitaMix!) the cashews, water and seasonings in a blender until smooth. Place mixture in the bottom of a large mixing bowl and add the chopped onions.

2.) Wash the kale and remove the stems. Tear off chip-sized pieces of the kale and add to the bowl. Using your hands, massage the mixture onto the kale bites so that each piece is well coated.

3.) Transfer the kale to your dehydrator or parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with paprika and additional sea salt.

4.) Dehydrate for 5-8 hours at 115 degrees – my dehydrator took about 5 hours

** If you use the oven method,  spread kale chips on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven until crisp, on the lowest setting with the door slightly ajar.

Blend cashews, seasoning and water

Add to bowl with onions

Wash kale, remove stems, tear into chip pieces and add to bowl

Massage mixture into each piece and transfer to baking sheet or dehydrator, top with salt & paprika

Dehydrate for 5-8 hours at 115 degrees


Bet you can’t eat just one!

Original recipe from The Kurious Kale website.

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  1. I’m trying this recipe right now for the first time. It looks yummy, can’t wait to take it out of the dehydrator!

    • It’s my favorite kale chip recipe! Hope you liked it!

  2. Cindy Trubovitz Reply

    These chips are amazing and I’ve been making them ALL the time..no one ever tires of them. Whenever I take them to gatherings people ask for the recipe. The only changes I make is use fresh parsley, mostly fresh garlic and fresh dill (about triple the measurement) I also soak the cashews overnight

  3. Christie Reply

    April – How do you like that dehydrator? I looked up the brand and it is definitely affordable. I borrowed a friend’s once, but it was a huge Excalibur – very nice, but not affordable for me. Can you make fruit leathers in yours? Do you use it often? Thanks!

    • I’ve never tried making fruit leather in my dehydrator but I love it for kale chips! Excalibur is nice but I feel like I could only spend that much if I were following a raw diet. I need to learn how to make more things with mine but I don’t because the trays are kinda hard to clean with the tiny sink we have :-)

  4. is wrong that I want to buy a dehydrator just for making these!! ? :)

    • Not at all, they are really good!!! A bit of work but I usually eat the entire batch as they come out of the dehydrator! LOL!!

  5. Made these last night and they are so so yummy and addictive… yet healthy. This is definitely one of the Kale chip recipes I will be making all the time. They actually taste like the Doritos! Only more satisfying!

  6. Thanks for the reblog! Aren’t these amazing! I could eat a whole batch in one sitting.

  7. Kaycin Reply

    Do you think I could make these but substitute the cashews with cauliflower??