Maple Cinnamon Kale Crisps

Maple Cinnamon Kale Crisps
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More cracker than kale-chip, these easy home-made snacks are both sweet and savoury with a hint of spice. These are best made in small batches as long-term storage can make them less crispy.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: vegan, whole-food snack
Serves: 36 small crackers
  • 1.5 cups kale, packed, stems removed
  • ¾ cup almonds, ground
  • ¼ cup hemp hearts
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne *optional
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 250 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients until the texture resembles coarse pesto. If using a blender, begin by pureeing the kale with 1 Tbsp of water, then add the remaining ingredients and blend well.
  3. Spread the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Using slightly damp hands or a rolling pin, press the mixture evenly into an ~ 8 x 8 square.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 crackers Calories: 120 Fat: 8 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sodium: 108 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 5 g

kale crisps4Historically these little green crisps may have been referred to as “hippie-food”. I’m proud that say that recipes like this have become more mainstream and are actually very easy to put together. kale crisps7Kale seems to top the trendy, health-halo promoting green, and rightfully so. At only 36 calories per cup, you’ll get close to 100% of your daily need for vitamin A and C along with kale’s detoxification and cancer-preventing phyto-nutrients.

For any of my nutrition nerds out there that want to learn more about the specifics of kale, WH Foods and Happy DIY Home have a comprehensive summary on the benefits of lacinato kale.

I love my Kale Chips, but let’s be honest, we all need some variety. Let’s keep our interest in kale fresh with adding another recipe to your repertoire.kale crisps2

kale crisps

These crisps provide a savoury, sweet and spicy alternative that is sure to please the whole family. I added some extra kale to this recipe – hence the bright green colour! If you’d like them a little less “green”, simply add 3/4 – 1 cup packed kale instead of 1.5-2 cups.

kale crisps6I will admit, the blender is not the BEST tool for making these. I would highly recommend using a food processor (even a small one) instead of a blender for this recipe.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

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