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Crave-able Kale Chips

WARNING: These are highly addictive. Make sure you're feeling generous because your friends will want you to share.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

For Step One:

  • 1 cup pili nuts
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 5 sun dried tomatoes
  • 4 dates pitted
  • Water for soaking

For Step Two:

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons braggs amino acids
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 4-5 heads of curly kale

Instructions

Step One:

  1. Soak all of the ingredients in step one for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Drain and keep the water.
  3. Set aside and move to step two.

Step Two:

  1. Place all of step one and step two ingredients except for the kale in a Vitamix.
  2. Add some of the water from soaking the ingredients to achieve a thick but spreadable consistency.
  3. Remove from blender and place sauce in an oversized bowl.
  4. Using kitchen gloves, rub mixture into kale and ensure that each kale piece is covered in sauce.
  5. Spread in a single layer on dehydrator sheets.
  6. Dehydrate overnight or until crispy like chips.
  7. Store refrigerated in airtight container for one month.