Kale Chips

Kale Chips are hands down my most favorite way to enjoy Kale! Seriously.


(notice how the chips even form a β™₯)

Betty Rawker's kale chip recipes

Simple Coconut Oil Kale Chips

Note: These Kale Chips will be nice and crispy when consumed shortly after making them. But I have found that chips made with oil do not do well for long term storage. But seriously, whose kale chips last that long anyway?! I can barely get mine outta the dehydrator before eating them all!

Simple Coconut Oil & Sea Salt Kale Chips

  • 1 bunch kale 10 to 15 leaves (curly is my favorite)
  • 1 (or 2) Tablespoon melted coconut oil (enter to win ONE GALLON below!!)
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • optional: fresh dill, thyme, garlic powder, or other garden herbs minced

Rinse kale. Shake off all excess water. Starting at the base of each leaf of kale, slide your hand up the spine, separating each leaf from the stem. Tare the leaves into large pieces. Massage coconut oil and sea salt into kale. Do your best to really work it in their for a couple of minutes. Set on dehydrator screens to dry at 115* F for 6 to 10 hours. Enjoy!

And if you don’t have a food dehydrator, don’t fret, you can use this recipe for making kale chips in your oven here!

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Brazil Nut Parmesan Kale Chips:

Note: These Kale Chips are Oil Free, do better for longer term storage (also I add in a moisture absorber if storing them longer than a day). I have noticed they stay crispier longer if they are oil free. Note: Kale chips rarely last very long in my house to prove this!


  • 1 large bunch of curly kale, 10 to 15 large leaves

Brazil Nut Parmesan:

  • 1/3 cup Brazil Nuts (or use hemp seeds)
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic granules (or one fresh garlic clove)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Rinse kale. Shake off all excess water. Starting at the base of each leaf of kale, slide your hand up the spine, separating each leaf from the stem. Tare the leaves into large pieces.

Pulse Brazil Nut Parmesan ingredients together in a food processor until you have a powdery consistency.

Massage mixture into your kale, really work it in, so that the kale starts to wilt from the salt combined with the heat from your hands. Spread kale leaves out in you dehydrator. Dehydrate for 6 to 10 hours at 115*F.

This Brazil Nut Parmesan is also fabulous sprinkled on raw pasta dishes and salads.

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  1. My favorite use for coconut oil cannot be limited to just one. It’s great for cooking, but is also great for a moisturizer!

  2. Brittnee

    I use coconut oil for everything, but my favorite use so far, is mixing it with dark chocolate for ice cream topping (=

  3. my favorite way to eat kale chips is to put tahini and liquid aminos on top. it is heaven.

  4. Love using coconut oil for everything! My skin, hair, cooking, oil pulling!

  5. I just started Paleo two months ago and it is saving my life. I just started using coconut oil last week and OMG. I am so addicted!! Marlene from Living In The Paleo’s Paradise

  6. Vicki Ponichtera

    I use it for SO many things: body/face, hair, baking, cooking. I love Tropical Traditions!!

  7. Julie Ann

    Fresh green beans, RealSalt, minced elephant garlic and a pat of coconut oil make for a delicious crisp-tender side dish!

  8. Trina G.

    Hi Betty,thank U so very much for this awesomest giveaway! πŸ™‚ I loooove looove loooove Tropical Traditions products,the organic virgin gold label coconut oil is so delish,I go thru it so fast! lol πŸ™‚ I love it in baking goods,on my skin,and as a supplement for overall health and well being πŸ™‚ My kitteh also loves it,I just wish i could keep more of it on hand 😦 This gallon would be such a blessing,and would take me a loong way πŸ™‚ I love the kale chip recipe,and would love to try it,i don’t have a food dehydrator,but i hope i can use my oven instead πŸ™‚ Thank u again for this wonderful opportunity,God bless u and urs πŸ™‚ (((Hugs)))~Trina G.

  9. Kim

    Right now my favorite use for coconut oil is oil pulling. Though I use it for so much more than that!!!

  10. I use it for a number of things…I make a neat raw chocolate with a tiny bit of sweetener, using raw cocoa powder & coconut oil!

  11. Heather

    I love kale chips and I love coconut oil. My favorite ones are tangy lemon or garlicky tahini dressing.

    • Heather

      Oh yeah, I use coconut oil for just about anything you need oil for but right now I’m loving it frothed up in my coffee- tastes like a latte but better.

  12. I use it for everything! I cook with it, use it in baking, and whip up a quick chocolate icing when I have a chocolate urge. πŸ™‚

  13. Anne-Marie Cain

    I use coconut oil for all of my baking. It’s wonderful!

  14. Jessica C

    I”ve never made kale chips before..I’ll have to try your recipe. Right now I’m drinking hot tea with coconut oil in it!

  15. I love to use coconut oil in icing for vegan muffins/cupcakes!

  16. Vashti M

    I adore coconut oil! Hmmm fave use, hard to choose but I do love to use it for making freezer fudge or chocolate treats!

  17. Betty

    I like to put coconut oil in my smoothies. I also use it as lotion.

  18. emily

    Love to use coconut oil! I use it for everything- my dogs love it too!

  19. Lynn

    I love coconut oil for no bake treats and for hair conditioning

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  21. Linda Allan

    I use it in my breakfast stir fry

  22. Kristen

    I like using it for kale chips, too. I also use it for granola, muffins, pancakes and popcorn.

  23. Beth

    I use it for everything: cooking, baking, skin care, hair care and oral care.

  24. Current favorite use is for the oil cleansing method

  25. Tamara Hamilton

    I cleared out other oils. I use coconut oil for cooking, skin care, healing just about everything.

  26. Jenn Mack

    I love cooking with coconut oil, but my absolute favorite is using it to cleanse my face πŸ™‚

  27. I use coconut oil for everything I previously used oil/butter for. Baking, cooking, skin/hair care, nutritional supplement…. My favorite kale recipe is kale salad with toasted coconut flakes, basically kale chips with toasted coconut flakes on top!

  28. Lynn

    Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite use for coconut oil is baking. It gives such a wonderful flavor to everything! I also just purchased some homemade body butter that has coconut oil in it, and my skin loves it!

    • Hi Lynn!

      You are the random and lovely winner of the Gallon of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil!!

      Just send me you mailing address!

      Thanks so much!
      Betty Rawker

  29. JessMN

    This looks awesome! Excited for the giveaway

  30. Melissa

    We love coconut oil and tropical Traditions is the best even give 2 tablespoons per day to our large dogs keeps their coats shiny and soft!

  31. Susan H.

    I love to eat it straight out of the container.

  32. Carrie W.

    I don’t know how to choose a favorite way to use coconut oil, but I love to use it instead of diaper creams on my babies’ bottoms.

  33. deborah

    thanks for the chance at a coconut oil giveaway~! I love frying in coconut oil; Everything from potatoes to shrimp to eggs~!

  34. I like to sprinkly a little cayenne pepper on my kale chips!

  35. Lianna Forge

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’ve been wanting to try Kale chips….and my fave use for coconut oil is oil pulling and skin injuries….

  36. krystal k

    I found out the amazing benefits of coconut oil !!! it’s so healthy for your brain!!! I would love to start trying this stuff out and see how my health improves.

  37. Anne Taylor

    I have so many favourite uses for coconut oil! I love to bake with it, fry with it, use it on my skin, in my hair and on my scalp!


  38. Ivy

    I’ve been meaning to make kale chips and this recipe sounds great! I love cooking and baking with coconut oil and also use it as a moisturizer. What a great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Erika

    Aw, coconut oil and kale! Two blessings! Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway. πŸ™‚

  40. Erika

    Oh, I guess I should say….I love frying my organic eggs in coconut oil. A delicious start to my day!

  41. Melike hyman


  42. Maria Camacho

    my favorite use for coconut oil is to use it as a body moisturizer

  43. I use coconut oil primarily in stir fry.

  44. Mary Ann

    I use coconut oil to replace canola in all my recipes

  45. Becky

    I just like my kale chips plain with salt. I’d like to try garlic salt though.

  46. I absolutely LOVE coconut oil. I use it for darn near everything from hair care to β€œpersonal” care. I eat it straight, I oil pull with it, oil cleanse with it and I mix it with either clay or diatomaceous earth for health care. Love the smell, taste and feel πŸ˜‰

  47. Deb

    I use coconut oil in baking, making hair products and oil pulling. There are so many uses and I am finding new ones every day.

  48. I love to use coconut oil in homemade granola bars and tooth paste

  49. We use Tropical Traditions coconut oil for almost everything. But, it’s so good, my favorite way to eat it is right off the spoon.

  50. stephanie

    Sounds like a yummy recipe!

  51. Barb

    I use coconut oil in all my baking, in smoothies, as skin care, but I love it mixed into my hot cocoa in the winter.

  52. Laura

    Thanks for sharing! Big fan of tropical traditions and kale. πŸ™‚

  53. i never had coconut oil but if i did i would use it as a deep condtiner

  54. Anna W

    my fav use of coconut oil is making homemade lotion bars. they are AMAZING, and i give them to my coworkers

  55. Amanda A

    We use coconut oil for just about anything! Cooking popcorn, in any recipe that calls for oil, even for shaving & boo boos:)

  56. Leslie P

    I love sauteing sweet potatoes and apples in coconut oil!

  57. Anita

    I love coconut oil for anything! Hair defrizzer, fudge, potatoes, mustard greens, curry–it’s all better with coconut oil. And Tropical Traditions is one of my favorite companies. πŸ™‚

  58. I love to use coconut oil to make my own chocolate and bulletproof my coffee!

  59. Deborah

    My favorite uses for coconut oil are frying eggs and other foods, in place of vegetable oil, to make chocolate treats, and as a skin moisturizer. (Plus lots of yummy recipes, like coconut flour pancakes fried in coconut oil). Love Kale chips also! As a matter of fact, I’m heading out to pick some kale from my garden in a few minutes!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Our family loves TT coconut oil (subscriber to newsletter).

  60. One of my favorite ways of eating coconut oil it to whip it together with honey and spread it over fresh homemade bread. Put 1/4 cup oil & 1/2 cup honey in a mixing bowl and whip until a nice spreadable consistency. <3!!!

  61. Mixing it with cocoa powder, stevia and my favorite dried fruits and nuts and freezing it for a healthy version of my favorite candy, Cadbury Fruit & Nut.

  62. Nancy A.

    I am fairly new to using coconut oil. I have fried my egg in it and made Heavenly Coconut Balls (which are delicious!) Would love to try the Tropical Traditions coconut oil after hearing so many good things about it. The uses seem to be endless!!!

  63. I use TT Gold Virgin CO all the time. My new favorite way is to make homemade chocolate chips!

  64. Donna

    after picking our own strawberries, we came home and make shortcakes using coconut oil instead of shortening…they were delish!! we use coconut oil for LOTS of our baking

  65. Michelle Neuhauser

    I use coconut oil for everything. Moisturizer, for cuts & scrapes, oil pulling, deep hair conditioner, a carrier oil for insect repellent; the list is practically endless. And, of course, I cook with it. πŸ™‚ And I have recipes for coconut oil soap & deodorant that I’m planning to try.

  66. I love using coconut oil on my 1 year old’s skin. It helps a lot!

  67. Theresa Pursel

    I use coconut oil for stir fry, baking, and on my skin. Sometimes I just eat a spoonful – sooooo yummy!

  68. Tannis W

    I like using coconut oil as a moisturizer. I would like to start using it in cooking and baking. I tried making kale chips once. I must have done something wrong because they were not yummy, at all.

  69. Rajkumarie M

    Love coconut oil in smoothies!!

  70. ceslhi

    I like to use coconut oil as a makeup removrr and as a moisturizer. I also use it on my hair sometimes.

  71. Sonja

    Everything – cooking, oil pulling, make up remover

  72. Emily B

    Oh man, for everything, but I just recently discovered it for hair and I love it!

  73. Angela

    We love using it for cooking, skin moisturizer, face wash, deodorant base, hair conditioner, and will soon start using it as a baby diaper cream and baby lotion.

  74. And the winner is….. Lynn Paquin!!

    Tropical Traditions will be sending a Gallon of Gold Label Coconut Oil your way! Just message me your shipping address!

    And thank you so much to all of you who took time to enter this giveaway!!


    • Lynn

      Thank you so much! I e-mailed you my information. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to get my coconut oil! πŸ˜€

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