These dehydrated kale chips with nutritional yeast have a delicious cheesy flavor that is addicting! It is enjoyable to get the superfood kale into your diet with this perfectly crunchy dehydrated kale chip recipe.
The cheesy flavored dehydrated kale chips are a healthy substitute for potato chips fried in unhealthy refined vegetable oils. These raw vegan kale chips made with nutritional yeast are seriously the best-dehydrated kale chips!
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To make the sauce for these cheesy kale chips, blend the cashews, garlic, carrot, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, sea salt, sriracha, and water using an immersion blender. Coat the washed and de-stemmed kale with the sauce, then place on dehydrator trays. Set the timer and wait till these kale chips are perfectly crunchy!
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The carrot, nutritional yeast, and cashews with sriracha make the best cheesy dehydrated kale chips! You won’t even miss the real cheese. These vegan, paleo, whole 30, gluten-free, dairy-free are seriously the best-dehydrated kale chips with nutritional yeast.
Dehydrated Kale Chip Recipe
How to make dehydrated kale chips
Place all the ingredients except for the kale into a large blender jug, then use an immersion blender to blend into a creamy sauce. Use this sauce to cover the kale once washed.
Wash and de-stem kale by ripping the leaves off the main stem into medium-sized leaf chunks and place the kale into a bowl.
Pour the nutritional yeast cashew sauce over the kale, then use your hands to mix the sauce evenly over the kale.
Line the dehydrator trays with the tray liners or baking paper. Evenly distribute the raw kale chips onto the trays. You will need approx five dehydrator trays. Place the kale on the trays in the dehydrator to dehydrate.
Set the dehydrator temperature to 55 degrees Celcius then, dehydrate for 12 hours or until the kale is completely dried resulting in a crunchy kale chip.
Eat these dehydrated kale chips straight from the tray or package into airtight zip lock bags or jars for storage.
Benefits of kale chips
Kale is an excellent source of vitamin C that is important for immune health. Vitamin C also helps to prevent bleeding gums and is an antioxidant.
Vitamin C is also heat sensitive. Dehydrating kale at low temperatures can help to ensure that this nutrient is intact.
Kale is also an excellent source of calcium, which is needed to make healthy bones. If you have a food intolerance to dairy, these dehydrated kale chips are a great way to get plant-based calcium into your diet.
Vitamin K is in kale in high amounts. Vitamin K1 is crucial for normal blood clotting.
Kale also contains folate, which is needed for the MTHFR gene to function optimally. The best diet for MTHFR included foods high in folate and vitamin B2.
This kale apple cranberry salad is another delicious recipe and way to enjoy the superfood kale!
Dehydrated Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast
- immersion blender
- 1 large bunch kale
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 6 tbsp nutritoinal yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ cup water
- Wash and de-stem kale. Place in a large mixing bowl.
- Place cashews, garlic, carrot, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, sriracha and water into a jug. Blend using an immersion blender.
- Evenly coat the kale with the blended sauce.
- Line 5 dehydrator trays with the dehydrator liners or baking paper. Spead the kale onto the trays.
- Dehydrate the kale chips for 12 hours @ 55° Celcius.