Crispy Baked Everything Bagel Kale Chips + VIDEO

Kale chips covered in everything bagel seasoning? Yes, please! Behold is this beloved kale chips recipe with everything bagel seasoning. This vegan snack is cheesy, nutty, salty, and just downright delicious. It’s the perfect healthy substitute for that salty and savory snack craving. Get yourself some bunches of this leafy green and learn how to make this recipe!

closeup of kale chips with everything bagel seasoning

This post was originally published in January 2017. New photos have been added and more tips on how to make homemade kale chips.

Have you guys ever wondered why more foods aren’t seasoned with everything bagel seasoning?

Don’t get me wrong, I love bagels, but why is this delicious seasoning reserved for bread only? The first time I got my hands on a jar of everything bagel seasoning, it was my new go-to way to seasons all the foods (especially avocado toast!)

Also, Trader Joe’s carries everything bagel seasoning now too. Say goodbye to bland foods forever!

What is everything bagel seasoning?

Everything bagel seasoning is the perfect combination of toasted sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion, dried garlic, and salt.

ingredients for everything bagel kale chips

Ingredients for everything bagel kale chips

You can make your own everything bagel seasoning, but I find buying it so much more convenient!

instructions on how to make baked kale chips

How to make kale chips

  1. Start by washing and massaging the kale. Lay the kale out on a kitchen towel for at least 30 minutes to completely dry. I like to blot the kale with another kitchen towel as well.
  2. Add other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake low and slow (275 for about 25-30 minutes)

Tips for baking kale chips:

  • The most crucial step when baking kale chips is to make sure the kale is thoroughly dry! I like to give mine a good rinse then set it on a tea towel or paper towels to air dry.
  • Make sure to massage the kale well. This will help break it down and make it more palatable
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan. You want one even layer of kale on the baking sheet. They do shrink when baking, but if the pan is overcrowded, it’ll trap the moisture and result in soggy kale.
homemade kale chips with nutritional yeast and everything bagel seasoning

A note about nutritional yeast

Even though this kale chips recipe is vegan, it has a cheesy flavor that really takes these to the next level! Nutritional yeast is the secret weapon. For those of you who are familiar with vegan cooking, have this ingredient in stock in the kitchen all the time. It’s a natural ingredient that has a flavor similar to cheese. Add it to pasta, soups, and yes, even kale chips!

Tip: For more vegan pantry essentials, check out my full list here!

hand grabbing kale chip from white bowl

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closeup of kale chips with everything bagel seasoning

Everything Bagel Kale Chips

All simple ingredients, these kale chips recipe is an easy guilt-free vegan and gluten-free snack! Bold everything bagel seasoning paired with kale and baked to perfection, this salty and savory snack is so easy to make and super healthy!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: baked kale recipe, healthy snack idea, homemade kale chips, salty vegan snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1.5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1.5 Tablespoons everything bagel seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove stems from kale and tear into large pieces with your hands. Thoroughly wash them by massaging them under warm running water. Lay on paper towels or a kitchen towel to dry for at least 30 minutes to an hour. You can blot the kale as well with paper towels or a kitchen towel.
  • Put washed kale in large mixing bowl and add olive oil. Massage with hands to equally distribute.
  • Add nutritional yeast and everything bagel seasoning and mix until well coated.
  • Spread kale chips in an even single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Mix gently with a spatula and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Be sure to watch carefully to prevent burning. Continue stirring and baking in 10 minute increments until chips are crispy and not soggy.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely. I let mine sit on a pan all day before putting in a container. If you store them before they are completely dry, they will become soggy.
  • Store leftovers in a container without lid for up to 3 days. Best eaten fresh!



I don’t like to store these in an airtight container as it makes them mushy. I put them in a container and loosely cover with plastic wrap or no lid at all!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.8g | Protein: 10.7g | Fat: 10.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 56mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 2.1g

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18 thoughts on “Crispy Baked Everything Bagel Kale Chips + VIDEO”

  1. 5 stars
    Mmm I love kale chips, and I use nutritional yeast in so much of my cooking since I’m dairy-free, but I never thought to put the two together. This is brilliant!

  2. 5 stars
    I love salty snacks but itโ€™s hard to keep it healthy. This looks like a really great idea and one that I will have to try!! Thanks for the idea!

  3. 5 stars
    You are a GENIUS! As if there wasn’t enough great uses for everything bagel seasoning (it’s a family favorite). My kids love both kale chips AND that seasoning, which means they’re gonna go a little cray cray for this recipe! Making it this afternoon when they get home from school. I’ll have to report back soon….

  4. I just told my husband the other day that I want to make kale chips as a good snack for work! Going to try your recipe today and report back ๐Ÿ™‚ They look delicious!


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