We recently purchased an Excaliber dehydrator and along with our Vita-Mix, it’s been one of our best investments. We have been experimenting with various fruits and veggies and have been delighted with the variety of produce and crackers we’ve been able to create. One of the favorites that we have hit upon was inspired by our Creamed Kale recipe. We simply mix up the ingredients in the Vita-Mix, then add to the chopped up kale. Leave your kale leaves a little larger than you might think…they will shrink with dehydration and it gives the liquid ingredients something to cling to. When I add the liquid to the kale, I then massage it into the kale leaves so that every nook and cranny is coated. Then simply put your kale leaves onto a Teflex tray and set your dehydrator for about 125°F for 8-12 hours or so, then flip over and continue for another 8 hours at 105°F. (The time is very subjective and forgiving). These chips are crispy and beyond yummy. If you have a garden and grow a copious amount of kale (or chard, spinach, collards, etc.) and wonder what to do with it all, you may have found your answer! We sure did !!!
- 2 lbs Kale, stems removed, cut up into bite-sized pieces
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup soy milk
- 2 T dehydrated onion flakes
- 1 T “chicken” style seasoning
If you like your chips with more seasonings, you can double the ingredients that go into your blender. Also, play with your favorite seasonings.
Also try our onion crackers for the dehydrator!