Homemade BBQ baked potato chips

I made these last night for my chip addicted fiancé, he and I loved them so much that I felt compelled to share the recipe. I have been wanting to make a healthier homemade version of chips for a while now. I don't think there is a more moreish food out there and I wanted to create a simple recipe you could feel good about eating. These are baked with minimal oil, and of course don't contain any preservatives. Plus there is something extra nice about eating a warm potato chip straight out of the oven. I recommend using a mandoline slicer instead of a knife to get the potatoes extra thin, which you can find online for only a few dollars. Whichever way you do it, at the end you'll have crispy, flavorsome, and healthy potato chips. I hope you love them as much as I do!

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Makes 1-2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

FOR THIS RECIPE YOU'LL NEED

  • 2 small gold potatoes washed + scrubbed with the skin on 
  • Olive oil spray 
  • 2 1/2 tsp coconut sugar 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of chili (depending on how spicy you prefer)

PREPARATION 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375º Fahrenheit. 
  2. Prep a sheet pan with a layer of parchment paper and lightly spray with olive oil. 
  3. Combine all the spices into a small bowl and whisk together until fully combined. 
  4. Carefully slice the potatoes into thin pieces over a large bowl using a mandoline. How thin you want them is up to you but I would recommend using the second thinest setting. Keep in mind that if you do make them thicker they may need to bake for longer. 
  5. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture onto the potatoes still in the bowl and use you hands to throughly coat them. Make sure to reserve half of the spice mixture.
  6. Transfer the potatoes to the parchment paper lined baking sheet and use your hands to spread them out evenly. 
  7. When the potatoes are evenly placed on the baking sheet, lightly spray them with oil and dust an even layer of the remaining spice mixture on top of them. 
  8. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Allow to cool before serving as they will crisp up more as they cool.