Microwave Snacks in Minutes: 3 BOLD Recipes! Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 174

Microwave Snacks in Minutes: 3 BOLD Recipes! Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 174

July 18, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Hi Bold Bakers!
In a previous episode of Bigger Bolder Baking,
I showed you how you can make delicious potato
chips in a microwave.
Now that video was a huge success.
So I thought to myself you guys must want
to see even more snacks made in the microwave.
So I’ve got a great lineup for you today,
so lets get microwaving!
So as you can imagine I eat my fair share
of desserts.
So that’s why when it comes to snacking, they
have to be a little on the healthier side
to kind of balance everything out, you know.
So I’m gonna show you three healthy snacks
today.
Now the first one has been popular for the
last few years.
It is really tasty, crispy, this one is a
little bit salty, it is a kale chip.
OK, so to make our kale chips we need curly
kale.
This stuff is a superfood.
It has zero fat, it is low in calories and
it’s high in fiber.
It’s absolutely delicious.
So all you want to do with your curly kale
is pat him dry with a paper towel.
Just to get rid of any wetness.
Lovely.
And then, all you want to do is just start
ripping him off the stalk in big chunks, that’s
totally fine, because they’ll shrivel down
into little chips.
And then just take every bit off the stalk.
Per person, you’ll probably eat around three
stalks of kale each.
I really like this recipe when you only have
a little bit of kale hanging around and you
might not think it’s enough for a salad.
So, just over it in some oil, salt, pop it
into the microwave and you’ve got a nice little
snack for yourself.
So go ahead and discard the stalks.
Next what we’re going to do is just pour
over a little bit of olive oil, give it a
nice little coating, and then a sprinkle of
some salt, to give your chips nice flavor.
Then just go in with your hands and make sure
that all the chips are coated in oil and salt.
When you see these done you are not gonna
believe how fast they were to make.
And you don’t need to pop them into an oven,
wait for an hour, they’re instant chips.
One great thing about these snacks is you
can adjust the flavor suiting your profile,
so if you want to add some onion powder in
here that would work really well, maybe a
little bit of chipotle, give it a little bit
of heat, that’s totally up to you.
OK, he’s nice and mixed up.
Now here I have a plate lined with parchment
paper.
And then I’m just going to go ahead and lay
my kale all over it in a nice thin layer.
OK lovely, in no time at all we’re gonna
be eating homemade kale chips.
These guys are ready for the microwave.
So you’re not gonna believe this but they’re
only going to take roughly three minutes to
cook.
The timing is based on my microwave, which
is 1200 watts, so check the wattage of your
microwave because your timing may vary, but
at the end you just want them to be really
nice and crispy and not soft and soggy.
[Ding!]
The microwave just went off so lets check
on our chips.
Ah, these look gorgeous!
As you can see, they shriveled up quite a
lot.
They get nice and small.
You also hear a lot of popping when they’re
in the microwave and that’s all the water
getting out of there.
That’s why they shrivel up so small.
These look fantastic!
OK, now this is the moment of truth.
[Crunch!]
Did you hear that?
Crispy kale chips.
Mmm, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy.
These taste so good.
That little bit of salt on there, and the
oil.
They make for a really great snack.
Put them into your lunchbox; bring them to
work with you, whatever you want.
Eat them when you’re watching TV, like I do.
They’re so, so good.
They are best eaten the day that you made
them, within the first 24 hours.
But make sure you keep them in an airtight
container so you keep them as fresh as you
possibly can.
Mmm, you guys are gonna love these.
So now we’ve made kale chips, now the next
thing we’re gonna move onto is something
that I love to take on a plane with me.
So this is something you probably didn’t know
about me, but I’m a bit of a nervous flyer.
So when I fly, I like to make sure that I
have a lot of stuff to watch on my iPad, I
have a lot of drinks, and I also have a lot
of snacks.
One of my favorite snacks is spiced nuts.
They are really delicious and super easy.
So go ahead and choose any kind of nuts that
you like.
I’m going to use almonds, cashews, and peanuts,
but you can also use walnuts, hazelnuts, any
kinda nuts that you like.
OK so now here is the beauty of this recipe:
you actually don’t need to use toasted.
They can be raw because we’re actually going
to toast them in the microwave and they come
out really good.
So I’m gonna pop them in just like this as
is for two minutes.
[Ding!]
So through the magic of my microwave I can
actually smell the nuts have toasted.
It’s actually nice and toasty on one side.
They smell delicious, all a lovely color,
it’s kinda hard to believe that you can
toast nuts in the microwave.
Now this is only one step because next we’re
gonna cover it in a nice little spicy coating.
So into your nuts pour in some honey, sriracha,
cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper, and then
mix them all together.
Now in case you think that these might be
a little bit too spicy, don’t worry, they’re
mildly spicy, and they’re also because of
the honey you get that spicy sweet and it’s
really nice.
Also, feel free to leave out the cayenne pepper
if you don’t want it in there.
OK, lovely.
These guys are ready for the microwave, we’re
gonna pop them in for three minutes.
So while your nuts are in the microwave, every
30 seconds go in and give it a nice big stir,
to make sure that all the nuts are getting
coated they’re also not burning.
Our nuts are done!
[Ding!]
As you can see they’re a gorgeous golden brown.
Now if you notice while they’re microwaving
that they start to smoke, don’t let them microwave
any more.
They are done.
That’s why you want to give them a nice mix
around to make sure that they’re not burning.
But these look perfect.
So now what you do is simply just lay them
out onto a flat tray lined with parchment
and let them cool down.
So listen to this: [Crackling] Do you hear
how crunchy they are?
They came out lovely and toasty from the microwave,
just like I told you they would.
And now that they’ve cooled down, [Crunching]
Mmm, yummy, yummy, yummy.
These are SO toasty.
These nuts are lovely, they’re like I said
they’re not too spicy, they’re a little bit
sweet.
These are perfect for in your handbag, traveling,
I’m gonna take them on a flight with me for
sure.
You guys are gonna love this recipe.
OK, let’s move on to our next snack.
So now one of my guilty pleasure is potato
chips, but because I already showed you how
you can make that in the microwave, now I
am gonna show you how you can make sweet potato
chips in the microwave, and they are really
easy.
All you need is a large sweet potato that
has been peeled, now you’re just gonna take
a sharp knife and cut as thin as you can.
You want to get really thin slices because
the thinner they are, the crispier your chip
will be.
Now, the recipes for these can be found on
BiggerBolderBaking.com along with all of my
other recipes.
And let me know in the comments below what
other snack ideas you’d like to see me make
coming from the microwave, I’m sure we can
make way, way more.
So keep going, as thin as you can, you almost
want them to be see-through.
That’s how thin they are.
Here’s a good example.
As thin as you can.
That is perfect.
Now here’s my chips, now I’m just gonna put
them into a little bowl, pour over some olive
oil, you don’t need too much.
And then, of course, for a little bit of flavor,
I’m gonna sprinkle over some salt.
Lovely.
Just give a nice mix-around.
Make sure everything is nice and coated.
Sweet potatoes are a great food.
They’re full of beta-carotene, the same stuff
that’s in carrots.
They’re really good for you, and great to
snack on.
OK, lovely, everything’s coated.
Now just like kale chips, I’ve got a plate
here lined with parchment paper and I’m just
gonna lay thin layer of potato chips all the
way around.
OK, these are looking great, they’re not overlapping,
they’ve got their own little space.
Now we’re gonna pop them into the microwave.
So just a little note about these sweet potato
chips, I actually had to turn down the power
in my microwave to halfway because I found
that they were burning a little bit so I turned
down the power I kept on cooking and then
they crisped up perfectly.
So just keep an eye on them when they’re in
your microwave.
When your chips are halfway done, go in and
flip them over on the plate, and this will
help them crisp up really well.
And remember, everybody’s microwave is different,
so you might need less time, or you might
need more time.
[Ding!]
And my sweet potatoes are done!
Now, I did microwave them for roughly around
two minutes more because I found they were
a little bit soft.
Now if you’ve ever noticed with sweet potato
chips, they can tend to be a little bit chewier
than regular chips so just keep that in mind
when you make yours.
But as always, I’ve got to prove to you that
these worked so, [Crunch] Hear that?
Crispy chips straight from the microwave.
Oh, my gosh.
These are so tasty, the little bit of salt;
you only need a tiny bit of oil.
Technically, these are the perfect snack that
you can have with you on the go.
I really hope you enjoyed this microwave snacks
episode and make sure you let me know in the
comments below what other snacks you’d like
to see me make.
I will see you back here next week, for more
Bigger Bolder Baking.
[Crunch!]