I love anything faux bacon for some reason. I love the smoky and savory flavors with a hint of sweetness, I guess.
So last night I made my own recipe for another one of my favorite things; kale chips.
This recipe, though it works best in the dehydrator (I have never had success making kale chips in the oven, no matter how low I put the temperature, they always become burnt and have a strange overly cooked greens taste), is not truly a “raw” recipe, because it uses maple syrup, liquid smoke, and smoked paprika, and maybe a few other things that I’m not sure if they are raw or not. So if you care about being 100% raw, this recipe is probably not for you.
Otherwise, I definitely advise trying these if you are a fan of vegan bacon and kale chips!
Vegan Bacon Flavored Kale Chip Recipe
- one bunch kale, or at least 6 cups chopped kale
- 3 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 cup raw cashews soaked in water (for at least two hours)
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 cup water
- Prepare the kale by washing it and breaking it into chunks if not already chopped. Make sure there are no large stems in any of the pieces. Place in a large bowl.
- Place the cashews (after being soaked, drained, and rinsed) into a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Pulse until thoroughly combined and into a thick sauce like consistency.
- Pour over kale and coat the kale thoroughly with your hands.
- Place on the sheets of your dehydrator, at about 115 degrees Fahrenheit, overnight (about 10-12 hours, maybe more if still moist).