Lately, Elle and I have been experimenting with different kinds of kale chips.
After seeing this coconut garlic kale chips on FoodGawker, we pulled up our sleeves and made a batch. 3 trays of roasted kale chips and 1 hour later, we were both leaning against the counter stuffing our faces with these crispy treats.
These were good and they definitely are addictive, but I can’t help but want to put a little bit of sugar on them since coconut is a little sweet to begin with.
Then I remember growing up with these cookies called Phoenix Egg Rolls. If you’ve never had them, they’re a rectangular cookie with a mixture of coconut, sesame and sugar as filling. There’s something about this mixture that is just so delicious. It’s sweet and a little nutty and has a great texture.
So, this is how we came up with these Coconut Sesame Kale Chips. We basically started off with a very simple kale chip recipe, and sprinkled on the sweet coconut mixture. To make them more coconut, we used coconut oil instead of EVOO.
The result? Super fragrant and super addictive.
The coconut oil adds such a nice smell and flavour to these chips. The coconut flakes and sesame seeds are perfectly toasted and enhances the flavour. These chips are also churchier than regular kale chips because of the caramelized sugar.
When you make these, make sure to spread the kale out on parchment paper evenly and not let the kale touch one another. Elle here literally dumped the kale on and I had to help her spread it out. Follow these tips here to get the crunchiest kale chips ever.
Coconut Sesame Kale Chips Recipe
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons medium to fine coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
How To Make Kale Chips
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- With scissors, remove the leaves from the steams and tear into bit size pieces. Wash and dry kale with a salad spinner. When leaves are completely dry, put into a mixing bowl.
- Melt coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Drizzle oil onto the leaves and mix until leaves are coated. You might have to get your hands in there and massage the oil onto the leaves.
- In a bowl, mix coconut flakes, sesame seeds and white sugar together.
- Sprinkle mixture on the kale, mixing the leaves as you sprinkle.
- Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. Keep an eye on them and don’t let them turn brown!
You might also want to check out this plain kale chips post because I’ve included some tips to making the best kale chips.