These crispy coconut garlic kale chips are healthy snacking at it’s best.

A healthy food blogger with a kale chip recipe. Does it get more predictable than that?

Honestly though, I’ve got no shame in sharing these with you guys. They’re unreal.

Coconut Garlic Kale Chips
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They’re a bit more work than regular kale chips and by work I mean you gotta clean the food processor when you’re done. After the juicer, it’s my least favorite appliance to deal with so trust me when I say it’s worth it for these.

Coconut kale chips

1 bunch of kale makes 3 sheets of these (crowding the baking sheet is the biggest offense when it comes to crispy kale chips) and that’s a damn good thing because sheet #1 was completely consumed with me hovering over it the second it came out of the oven. Quality control, obviously.

Garlic kale chips

So it may be a cliché recipe but I’m ok with that. Betting you will be too if you try them.

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Coconut Garlic Kale Chips

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Coconut Garlic Kale Chips
Healthy snacking at it’s best. Crispy kale chips coated with coconut & garlic.


  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk from a can
  • kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 300°F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  • Wash kale and cut out stems. Tear into about 2 inch pieces and dry thoroughly (a salad spinner works well here). Place into large bowl.
  • Combine coconut oil, garlic and coconut milk in a small bowl and microwave for 45 seconds until melted. Stir to combine.
  • Add coconut flakes to a food processor and process for 30 seconds until finely chopped.
  • With food processor running, pour in coconut milk mixture and continue processing until almost smooth.
  • Pour coconut mixture over kale in the large bowl and toss very well so that each piece of kale is coated with the mixture. You may want to use your hands for this to make sure no big clumps remain.
  • Spread kale out on baking sheet in one layer so that the pieces are not overlapping. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, flipping pieces half way through.
  • Repeat with remaining kale if not all cooked at one time.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 283mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2847IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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  1. These look amazing! The kale sitting in my refrigerator might become victim to this recipe later today. Plus, another kale chip recipe will just keep the kale lovers from getting bored.

  2. Hmm, sounds like something to try in the dehydrator this weekend. It’s hard to go wrong with Kale and Garlic ….and I’m intrigued by the coconut addition.

  3. You are funny. I think there are still a lot of people who haven’t tried kale chips. These sound awesome! I just can’t seem to find unsweetened coconut anywhere (been looking for another recipe). I will have to keep these in mind when I do. Saw the other comment re crispiness, mine always stay crispy the next day but that is just with olive oil, s&p stored in air tight container. Wonder if it depends on location/humidity, etc.

  4. I’ve made kale chips with just a little seasoning sprinkled on and they were good, but these sound EXTRA fabulous!! I live coconut and can’t wait to try these.

  5. This sounds really good I’ll have to try this one. I do have a question though, I’d like to be able to store them, at least for a couple days, I’ve never had any luck they’re always soggy the next day. Is there a good way to keep them?

    1. Honestly, no. I’ve never been able to keep them crispy after the day they’re made. If anything, airtight container but don’t refrigerate.

  6. Yea! I have been meaning to finally make some Kale chips and this is just the inspiration I need. Thank you! :)

  7. I wish so hard that I like Kale Chips. I tried and for some reason I can’t get into them. Maybe I should try your recipe? I love the idea of coconut kale!!