Cinnamon & Salt Baked Christmas Kale

Calorie information – Serves 8

50 calories per serving


Kale is reasonably new to my life – I don’t have any childhood memories of being coerced into eating it, which means I’m happy to image it as a fun time snack now.


This is probably the easiest thing in the whole entire world, but don’t let that trick you into thinking it’s not great. It’s ideal as a winter time snack, as well as a side to a Christmas dinner.


What you need:

  • 12 Kale or Cavolo Nero leaves (works best with whole leaves rather than the cut pieces in supermarket packets)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Pinch of sea salt

It’s so simple:

  • Pre heat oven to 600 degrees Celsius
  • Take the kale and cut out the thick centre stalk
  • Lay out the leaves in a roasting dish or baking trey, allowing some space so they’re not overlapping. When things cook too closely they boil instead of roasting, which can make the kale become bitter
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon evenly over the leaves, drizzle with oil and put into the hot oven
  • Cook for around 5 minutes until they have crisped up – keep a keen eye on these as there is a fine line between crisped, and burned. Which I learned at my own expense on my test run.
  • Sprinkle with salt and serve alongside a Christmas meal, or alone as a sweet salty snack.

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