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Everything But The Bagel Kale Chips

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I loved preparing this recipe for Everything But The Bagel Kale Chips for you! What better way to spruce up kale chips than to season them with the traditional Everything Bagel Seasoning (recipe below).

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I was lucky enough to find both purple and curly green kale, but any kale works for this recipe. I did find that the green curly kale held up just slightly better after baking. The purple is a little softer and more tender.

Purple and Curly Kale Bunches

The first step is to remove the tough stems of the kale. Just make a slice on either side and discard the stem.

Removing stems from purple kale

Next, tear the leaves into bite sized pieces BUT larger than you may think because they will shrink during baking.

Torn kale in large pieces

Give the kale a good rinse…

Rinsing the kale in a salad spinner

And pop the top on the top of your salad spinner. This step is SUPER important!

Kale in a salad spinner

It took me three times through the salad spinner to get them this dry. If they are moist, your oil and seasonings won’t stick. It will also create steam in the oven and we want crispy kale chips.

Kale spun dry in salad spinner basket

Next up is the oil. You don’t need very much, just enough to coat the leaves. Start slow.

Add oil to washed kale

Before we add the seasonings though, we need to massage the kale leaves for about 1-2 minutes.

Massaging the kale

Everything BUT The Bagel Seasoning:

Now it’s time to make the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning and it’s super simple. The recipe is in the card at the bottom of this post. It contains:

  • White Sesame Seeds
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Onion Flakes
  • Garlic Flakes
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Sea Salt
    List of spices with names

Whisk together and you are ready to season the kale chips!

Everything but the bagel seasoning in a glass bowl with whisk

Add the seasoning directly to the bowl of kale that you have just both oiled and massaged.

Add Everything Bagel Seasoning to massaged kale coated with oil

Toss to coat. I find two spoons (or salad forks) works best for this. If you use your hands, all of the seasoning tends to stick to you and not the kale 🙂

Toss the kale with everything bagel seasoning

Now place onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and make sure there is plenty of room between them. Again, we don’t want them to steam – we want crisp!

Everything But The Bagel Kale Chips ready to bake

Into the oven they go for about 7-10 minutes or until dried and crunchy.

Baking the Everything But The Bagel Kale Chips

This recipe makes one personal sized serving (about 1-1/2 cups), but feel free to double, triple – even quadruple the recipe for a crowd 🙂

Bowl of baked Everything But The Bagel Kale Chips

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Everything But The Bagel Kale Chips

Everything But The Bagel Kale Chips
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword everything bagel, everything but the bagel, kale, kale chips, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serving (about 1-1/2 cups)
Calories 300kcal
Author Living Vegan Staff



  • 1 tbsp White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Onion Flakes not powder
  • 3/4 tsp Garlic Flakes not powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt or more to taste


  • 1 large Bunch of Kale
  • 1 tbsp Oil of your choosing


  • Whisk together the ingredients for the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning.
  • Wash and spin the kale dry.
  • Add oil and massage for 1-2 minutes using your fingers.
  • Add the seasoning and using two spoons (or salad forks) toss well to coat.
  • Place onto a lined baking sheet ensuring enough space between them so they become crisp.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 7-10 minutes or until dry and crunchy.
  • Serve immediately or store in a covered container for several days.


Serving: 1.5c | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.6g | Protein: 8.8g | Fat: 19.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 1111mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 2.2g | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 4.7mg