Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin spice kale

Pumpkin (or butternut) spice kale
 I love kale chips! I've grown a huge crop of kale in my garden to feed my habit. Kale chips make a great snack while following any diet, but especially the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP). I have been following this diet for about five days in hopes of finding hidden food sensitivities that might be contributing to my fibromyalgia and digestive issues.

 I also have a bumper crop of butternut squash which I combined with the kale to make Pumpkin-spice kale. Feel free to use pumpkin or other types of winter squash for this reciipe.
Here's what you need:

1 bunch of kale
1 cup butternut or pumpkin puree
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 T. coconut oil, melted
1-2 tsp. cinnamon, depending on your preference
When do I get some pumpkin-spice kale chips?
Here's what you do:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Optionally, this kale may be dried in a food dryer.

Wash your kale and tear into bite-sized pieces. Some say you should dry the kale after washing but I usually skip this step. Place the kale pieces in a large bowl.

Puree your squash in a food processor. Blend in cinnamon, coconut milk and melted coconut oil.

Pour the squash mixture on top of the kale. Massage it in with your hands. Try to make sure all the kale pieces are covered.

Spread the kale on the baking sheets. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes, monitoring to avoid overcooking.

Store cooled kale in a container.

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Unknown said...

Yum, pumpkin and kale are two of my favourites. Thanks for linking-up to 5-Ingredient Mondays, hope to see you back this week :)

Sheree Welshimer said...

Thanks, Erin.

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