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36 AIP Chip Recipes That Will Make You Forget Potato Chips Exist

Louise | October 5

Granted – being on an AIP diet can be a challenge sometimes. But you don’t see me struggling when I’m stuffing my face with these incredibly crunchy AIP chip recipes!

You may not be able to enjoy the store-bought potato chips that used to be your favorite. And why should you? We’ve got 3 dozen super delicious and healthy alternatives for you.

Everything from seasoned kale chips to cinnamon-flavored banana chips, to coconut, or apple chips are on this list. Nope, you won’t be struggling with your diet – the major struggle is trying to figure out which one of these to make first.

I bet you never would have thought of snacks like baked cucumber chips, or Brussels sprouts chips. Just be careful since they can both be extremely addictive – don’t say I didn’t warn you!

What I love about these AIP chips is that they’re more than just snacks. Sure, you’ll probably want to devour them as they are, but there are many ways to enjoy them:
– Coconut chips are perfect for decorating baked AIP treats – or dairy-free ice cream!
– Sprinkle some crispy kale chips on top of your lunch dish for an extra crunch.
– Mix banana and apple chips with AIP-friendly coconut yogurt for a yummy breakfast.
– Serve seasoned chips as a side dish, with your favorite entree.
– In a pinch, a bag of homemade AIP chips can work as a quick lunch on a busy workday.
– Whip up a tasty dip and serve the chips as a game night snack.

While a food dehydrator can be really handy when making vegetable chips, you won’t have to buy one just to make these. Cooking the chips in a low-temperature oven for a longer period of time will do the trick.

Here are just a few of the AIP Chip Recipes we’ve included:

36 AIP Chip Recipes That Will Make You Forget Potato Chips Exist https://healingautoimmune.com/aip-chip-recipes

AIP Chips – Kale

AIP Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips

Ingredients: kale, olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder.

Kale chips can be a really useful replacement to potato chips as they are crispy and tasty but don’t have the high carb content or the issues relating to nightshades. In this recipe the nutritional yeast gives the chips a cheese-like flavor and, along with the garlic, makes these a great snack to enjoy when you are watching the game or just to keep you going till dinner.

Keto Cheesy Kale Chips

– Keto Summit

Keto Cheesy Kale Chips

Ingredients: kale, avocado oil, nutritional yeast, paprika (omit), ground black pepper (omit).

Here is another recipe for crispy snacks that you can flavor up to taste like cheese but without ruining your AIP lifestyle. Simply use some nutritional yeast to give the cheesy tang to these dairy free chips and then serve them up for game night or just as a snack for the kids after school. If you don’t have nutritional yeast you can simply make them as they are, seasoned with some paprika or just salt.

Dehydrated Kale Chips

– Paleo Flourish

Dehydrated Kale Chips

Ingredients: kale leaves, salt, olive oil.

Kale chips can be a great alternative to potato chips when you are eating healthily and they are quite easy to make. However, they can burn really easily so don’t be tempted to leave them to cook while you do something else! You can make them spicy like the ones in this recipe, or simply season them with some salt for a tasty treat. These Paleo chips make great party food served with a low carb dip.

Crispy Baked Kale Chips

– I Heart Umami

Ingredients: kale, avocado oil, seasoning of choice (garlic powder, onion powder, pink salt).

It can sometimes be a challenge to get the family eating healthy snacks instead of ones that are loaded with salt and sugar, so making your own chips is a great way to stay on top of that. Because you only need a little salt to season these chips, they are also great for diabetics or anyone on a low sodium diet. For extra flavor, you can add garlic salt or a little paprika to give the chips a smoky taste.

Sweet and Savory Baked Kale Chips Snack Mix

– AIP Sisterhood

Ingredients: kale, pitted dates, coconut oil, maple syrup, dried apples or apple chips, coconut flakes, cinnamon, sea salt, bacon (omit).

Sometimes salty snacks are just not satisfying enough – you need a bit of variety on your plate! So that’s where sweet and savory comes in! Think kale and apple chips but with bacon pieces on top and with a hint of sweetness from the dates and maple syrup, all giving you an AIP bowlful you can enjoy whenever you have a snack attack! This mix could also be served at a family get-together.

Easy Kale Chips

– Cook Eat Paleo

Easy Kale Chips

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: kale, olive oil, sea salt.

The method of cooking here is slightly different as you cook the kale chips at a lower temperature for a longer time and this can help to stop the chips from burning. If you have an oil spray you will find it useful here to coat the chips before cooking, and they can be bought in many stores nowadays. Simply season them with salt and pepper, or if you like them spicy you can use paprika and red pepper flakes for a really simple Paleo snack.

Seasoned Kale Chips

– Popular Paleo

Seasoned Kale Chips<

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: organic kale, ghee (omit) , salt-free organic seasoning blend of choice, kosher or Celtic sea salt.

Kale chips are now becoming a favorite low carb snack, especially for those living the paleo lifestyle. The ones in this recipe are quick and easy to prepare and cook and you can use whatever seasoning blend you tolerate to give added flavor, or simply sprinkle on a little salt after they are cooked. The chips can burn quite easily so keep an eye on them!

Kale Chips

– Slim Palate

Kale Chips

Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate

Ingredients: kale, olive oil or avocado oil, tahini (omit), salt, coconut sugar, garlic powder, ground cumin (omit), smoked paprika (omit), onion powder.

The chips in this recipe are coated with a mix of seasonings that give the finished snack a wonderful depth of flavor. Even those of you who hate kale should try this kale chips recipe as you might be surprised! When you dry out the chips the kale loses its bitter flavor and takes on the flavor of the dressing, making these the ultimate in low carb paleo snacks.

Kale Chips

– The Paleo Mom

Kale Chips

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: kale, extra virgin coconut oil, salt.

This is a simple and easy recipe that will yield really crispy and delicious kale chips – the perfect recipe for beginners or novice cooks. You will find that the chips will be crispier if you use kale with curly leaves instead of flatter ones, but be careful not to overlap the leaves as they bake. You can either serve these as a snack at parties or for the family to enjoy in the evening, or sprinkle them over salads for added texture.

AIP Chips – Banana / Plantain

Coconut Oil Fried Plantain Chips

– Paleo Flourish

Coconut Oil Fried Plantain Chips

Ingredients: plantains, coconut oil, salt, cumin or paprika (omit).

These wonderful golden chips look so pretty and they taste great too! This recipe is gluten and grain free and makes paleo snacks for you and the family to munch into next time you have a game night. Season with salt, paprika or any other spice you like. The main thing to remember is to use green plantain and keep the slices as even as you can so they will all crisp up right through.

AIP Twice-Fried Green Plantains (Tostones/Patacones)

– A Girl Worth Saving

AIP Twice-Fried Green Plantains (Tostones/Patacones)

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: green plantains, coconut oil, coarse sea salt, fresh cilantro.

If you have been missing out on crispy snacks or sides while you are following the autoimmune protocol, you can try these twice-fried tostones with your next Mexican meal. They are easy to make and if you don’t have a press you can use the base of a glass to form the crackers. These make a perfect partner with a main or as a snack with a dip of your choice.

Lemon Garlic Plantain Chips

– Meatified

Lemon Garlic Plantain Chips

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: plantain chips, coconut oil or avocado oil, garlic powder, lemon juice.

Although this recipe uses ready-made plantain chips, you could also cut up your own plantain from scratch if you want to be totally in control of the ingredients. The lemon and garlic on these chips give them a savory flavor that the whole family will love and they are perfect to serve with an AIP-compliant dip for parties.

2-Minute Cinnamon Crunch Plantain Chips

– Grazed & Enthused

2-Minute Cinnamon Crunch Plantain Chips

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: Inka Plantain Chips, coconut sugar, coconut oil, ground cinnamon.

This is one of the easiest AIP recipes out there! No cooking involved – just shake up the coating and enjoy the sweet, cinnamon-flavored crunchy plantain chips whenever you need a tasty snack. If you don’t use coconut oil, this recipe will also work with different oils, so just use whichever one you like – it is only there to stick the coating to the chips!

Loaded Tropical Plantain Nachos

– Fed and Fulfilled

Loaded Tropical Plantain Nachos

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: bacon (omit), ground beef, onion, garlic/garlic powder, turmeric, sea salt, pineapple, kiwis, green onions, cilantro, cucumber, lime juice, avocado, full-fat coconut milk, plantains, coconut oil.

This recipe may look complicated, but if you follow the instructions exactly, the results are amazing! You end up with a pretty and colorful AIP-friendly meal that you can be proud to serve up to family and friends. The salsa recipe can also be made on its own to go with salads or fish dishes and the crema can be used as a dip for chips.

Paleo Platano Chips

– Paleo Effect

Paleo Platano Chips

Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect

Ingredients: plantains, coarse sea salt, coconut oil.

Healthy chips are something I have been trying to introduce to the family diet for ages, with different levels of success, but when I fried up a batch of these vegan plantain chips, I was begged for more! They make excellent sides for fish or chicken, but are also very popular served warm with dips for party nights or film nights.

Crunchy Cinnamon Baked Banana Chips

– Meatified

Crunchy Cinnamon Baked Banana Chips

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: coconut oil or avocado oil, cinnamon, unsweetened banana chips.

Cinnamon always makes me think of Christmas for some reason, but these delicious banana chips would be great any time! They are super-crunchy and so tasty because of the seasonings and pre-made banana chips are available in many stores, so sourcing them is easy. The chips are just sweet enough to satisfy that need without using sugars so this would be great for AIP and paleo people.

Plantain Chips & Avocado Dip

– Grazed & Enthused

Plantain Chips & Avocado Dip

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: avocado, coconut butter, filtered water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or lime juice, parsley or cilantro, garlic cloves, sea salt, plantain, coconut oil.

If you have any vegan or AIP folks in the family, it can be nice to make sure there is something they can eat when they visit, and one of my favorites is plantain chips and dip. The dip can be seasoned with parsley and lemon for a really fresh taste, or with cilantro and lime for a deeper flavor. Plantain chips are best eaten right away as they don’t store too well.

Plantain Chips

– Zenbelly

Ingredients: oil for frying (light olive, avocado, coconut or a combination), green plantains, sea salt.

Whether you want to use your chips as a snack to scoop up dip, or as a crunchy side dish to complement fish or softer textured foods, they are so easy to make at home that you never need to buy store-bought ones again. Just remember that green plantains are the best for making savory chips, so make sure you don’t buy yellow ones. These AIP chips are ready in a few minutes so can be made when you need them.

AIP Chips – Others

AIP Baked Pita Chips

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Baked Pita Chips

Ingredients: arrowroot, tapioca or cassava flour, olive oil, cold water.

Pita chips are such a versatile food – they can be eaten on their own as a gluten free, paleo and AIP-friendly snack, or pair them with a healthy dip when you are watching a movie. They also taste great served with chili or soups or as a crunchy addition sprinkled over a salad. These chips can also be flavored quite easily by sprinkling them with your favorite seasoning.

5-Minute Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Chips

– Healy Eats Real

5-Minute Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Chips

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: coconut flakes, cinnamon.

Toasting coconut really can help bring out its natural sweetness and that is boosted by adding the cinnamon, giving you a crunchy snack that is sugar free and low in carbohydrates. These lovely chips can be useful when you are trying to get the family to eat healthier snacks as even the kids will like them! You can add coconut sugar for extra sweetness, but I find they are delicious as they are.

Homemade Apple Chips

– Popular Paleo

Homemade Apple Chips

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: apple, lemon juice.

For these lovely apple chips, you can choose whatever eating apple is your favorite, then season them with nutmeg, cinnamon or even a sprinkle of ginger for a winter warmer. These chips are perfect for anyone who is watching their weight as they are low in calories and fats, but full of taste, and are ideal for AIP diets too. This recipe is gluten and dairy free and vegan-friendly.

Salty Sweet Coconut Chips

– Savory Lotus

Salty Sweet Coconut Chips

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: coconut oil, maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar, salt, coconut flakes.

One of the best things about coconut chips is the fact that they work with either sweet or savory seasonings. You can sweeten them with maple syrup or honey, cinnamon or vanilla or go the savory route and use paprika or garlic powder. These delicious paleo snacks are easy to transport so you can pack a jar for munching at work. This recipe is grain and gluten free and very kid-friendly!

Cinnamon Baking Chips

– Seasonal & Savory

Cinnamon Baking Chips

Photo Credit: Angela from Seasonal & Savory

Ingredients: coconut butter, coconut oil, ground cinnamon, honey.

These little baking chips are designed to be used to flavor muffins as they will keep their shape during baking and give you a cinnamon burst when you bite in! This is a dairy free recipe that you could make for the holidays so you can add in some cinnamon pops for your Christmas muffins and cupcakes, but keeping things compliant with AIP.

Toasted Coconut Chips

– Coconut Mama

Toasted Coconut Chips

Photo Credit: Tiffany from The Coconut Mama

Ingredients: coconut flakes, coconut oil, coconut sugar, salt.

If you like coconut, then these amazing coconut chips will be great for you! You can eat them on their own as a snack, sprinkle them over AIP cereals for breakfast, or use them as a topping for desserts. They are sweet and salty and go really well with chocolate flavored cakes and cookies. They also add a lovely contrast in texture sprinkled over tuna salads or used to top salmon fillets.

Sweet Potato Chips

– Healy Eats Real

Sweet Potato Chips

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, coconut oil, salt.

When you see these delicious chips, you will just love their golden color! These are simply seasoned with salt and are nice and crispy. For a different texture you can leave the skin on the sweet potatoes and this gives a more rustic look. This is a low carb recipe that the whole family will enjoy and the chips are a great way to get the kids to eat healthier snacks.

Crispy Sweet Potato Chips & Sauteed Cabbage

– Ditch the Wheat

Crispy Sweet Potato Chips & Sauteed Cabbage

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: sweet potato, cabbage, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper (omit).

This is a totally new way to enjoy chips, served with sautéed cabbage for breakfast! The most important thing to remember when making the chips is to slice them really thin so they go nice and crispy and add a lovely crunchy contrast to the cabbage. This recipe is grain and gluten free and low in carbohydrates, so it is ideal for a tasty paleo breakfast and can be enjoyed just as it is for AIP folks.

Baked Parsnip Chips

– Beauty and the Foodie

Baked Parsnip Chips

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: parsnips, avocado oil or olive oil, sea salt.

Making your own low carb healthy chips at home is so much better for you as you are in control over everything, right down to the oil you use. This recipe uses parsnips, which are really like potatoes when you make them into chips and even the kids will love these! This is a grain and gluten free recipe and the chips are also vegan-friendly which would make them perfect for vegan guests.

Cinnamon and Sugar Coconut Chips

– Empowered Sustenance

Cinnamon and Sugar Coconut Chips

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: unsweetened flaked coconut, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt.

Here is another great AIP recipe that lets you make your own snacks from scratch, avoiding any unwanted ingredients and saving you from paying the high prices for ready-made snacks in store. The flavorings can be adjusted to suit your taste, so if you like a lot of cinnamon you can add in extra. Just have fun with these crispy coconut chips!

How to Make Sweet Potato Chips with Cuisinart

– A Girl Worth Saving

How to Make Sweet Potato Chips with Cuisinart

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: sweet potato, salt.

Whether you choose to have your healthy snacks savory, sprinkled with sea salt, or sweeter, flavored with cinnamon and coconut sugar, sweet potatoes are the answer for AIP folks. They work really well both ways and make the perfect substitute for starchy white potatoes. If you don’t have a processor you can slice them thinly on a mandoline or with a potato peeler.

Parsnip Chips

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Parsnip Chips

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: parsnips, oil for frying (your choice), salt.

Parsnip chips are another delicious healthy snack that your family can enjoy and they are quite low in carbs and calories and go well with AIP dips or just salted, but they come with a warning! They fry up really quickly and turn from the golden brown we love to dark and murky burnt offerings quite fast, so whatever you do, don’t take your eyes off them!

Baked Cucumber Chips

– Low Carb Yum

Baked Cucumber Chips

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: cucumbers, olive oil or avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt.

With the rise in popularity of vegetable chips, these delicious low carb cucumber chips are very handy for snacking as they are cheap to make. They can also be useful on a weight loss program as they are low in calories too. It is best to cut the cucumber on a mandolin, but if you don’t have on a potato peeler can be used instead.

Salt and Pepper Vegetable Chips

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

Salt and Pepper Vegetable Chips

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, celeriac, sea salt, onion powder, black pepper (omit), avocado oil.

Once you have tried homemade vegetable chips, I guarantee you will never be tempted by store bought chips again! The flavor you get from the variety of vegetables is so much better than just good ole potato, and the colors make these a really impressive plateful to serve to friends at a party. If you don’t like celeriac, you could try using parsnip instead.

Garlic Dill Baked Cucumber Chips

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

Garlic Dill Baked Cucumber Chips

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: cucumbers, dried dill, onion powder, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, sea salt.

It is becoming more common to find chips that are not made from potato, but I was so surprise to find out you can make keto chips from cucumber! These lovely crunchy snacks are flavored with herbs and can be served with any dip you like. If you don’t have a mandolin to cut these thinly you can use a potato peeler instead, although they won’t be quite as thin so might need extra cooking time.

Radish Chips

– Low Carb Yum

Radish Chips

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: oil for deep frying (preferably palm oil), radishes, kosher or sea salt.

Because of their high liquid content, radishes really need to be cooked first and then fried to turn them into chips, otherwise they will be soggy and won’t crisp up. If you have one, you can also use a dehydrator, although this requires future planning as it takes a few hours. These chips make a great low carb alternative to potato chips and can be served on their own or with a dip for parties and get-togethers.

Parsnip Chips

– Ditch the Carbs

Parsnip Chips

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: parsnips, coconut oil, salt, pepper (omit).

When you are eating a low carb diet you might think that starchy vegetables have to be avoided, but let me introduce parsnip chips! You can get loads of chips from one vegetable, so the carb level is much less than you would think. These chips also make a lovely crunchy addition to scatter over salads and stews, but taste absolutely great on their own as a tasty snack at night time or after school.

Brussels Sprouts Chips

– The Curious Coconut

Brussels Sprouts Chips

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: outer leaves brussels sprouts, fat of choice (olive oil, lard, tallow, bacon grease, red palm oil, or coconut oil), salt.

When you are preparing sprouts, it often seems like a waste to throw away the outer leaves, so why not keep them in the fridge until you have enough to make sprout chips! These green and crispy delights have even more flavor than kale chips, are super-low in carbs and are packed with goodness. Simply season with a little salt and a drizzle of lemon juice for a really great snack.