If you know what baobab tastes like then you’re probably thinking to yourself that these two flavours don’t belong together but trust me they reeeeally do!!
This is my new favourite kale crisp flavour, seriously I can’t get enough of it these days, it’s one of those flavours you just have to try to know how good it is.
Plus it makes a nice change for me as most of my favourite kale crisp recipes involve making a coating from nuts and seeds so it’s good to be mixing it up here and the baobab also adds even more vitamin C to the already Vit C jam packed kale.
For those of you who don’t know what baobab is, a short summary is: it’s a fruit that naturally dried on the plant and is then ground into a powder. It has a mild citrusy sweet flavour (like natures sherbert) but is low in sugar and high in antioxidants and Vit C, with 1 tablespoon containing between 30-38% of your RDA for Vit C, depending on the brand you get.
It’s such a versatile food and can be added to smoothies, baking, yogurt and porridge.
Baobab & onion powder kale crisps recipe (1 serving)
-1 Tbspn of neutral tasting oil (cold pressed rapeseed or avocado work well)
-1 Tbsp water
-2 tspn baobab powder
-1/2 tspn onion powder
Preheat your oven to 150C (fan)
In a large bowl mix together the oil, water, baobab and onion powder to make a paste
De-stem the kale and tear it into small pieces about 3 cm wide and add it into the bowl with the paste
Rub the paste into the kale ensuring it’s evenly coated then lay in one layer (avoid overlapping or they won’t crisp up) on a lined baking tray and place into the oven for 20-25mins at 150C (keep a close eye on them)
These are best eaten fresh out of the oven as they lose crispiness over time, allow to fully cool before storing