There are few things in life more satisfying than a crunchy chip. That’s exactly why we’ve created these low-carb, crispy Mushroom Chips. They’re perfectly crunchy and salty and are the perfect snack for any occasion. Plus, this recipe doesn’t contain any of the usual net carbs of potato chips and is made with healthy, delicious avocado oil.
What You’ll Need
You don’t need any special gadgets or equipment to make perfectly crisp Mushroom Chips. In fact, this recipe is so easy to make you’ll be wondering why you didn’t think of it sooner!
All you’ll need is:
- A baking sheet
- A tray
- A knife
You can also use an air fryer if you have one. However, this step is totally optional.
You’ll also be able to fit far more mushrooms in the oven than the air fryer, meaning you’ll get more crispy chips in one go.
How to Make Mushroom Chips
It’s time to make crispy, nutritious portobello Mushroom Chips that taste so good, you just won’t be able to stop eating them!
1. Preheat the Oven
Preheat the oven to 340 degrees.
2. Prepare the Portobello Mushrooms
Wash your portobello mushrooms to remove any dirt and pat dry. Thinly slice into strips, making sure to leave the stem intact.
3. Grab Your Baking Sheet
Lay the baking sheet down on your tray and spray down with a light spray of avocado oil.
4. Lay Out the Mushrooms
Carefully arrange the portobello mushroom slices on the baking sheet. Make sure there’s a small amount of space around each slice so they’re not touching. Give them a spray with the avocado oil and season with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
5. Bake in the Oven
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. The portobello mushroom slices will shrink down and turn brown once they’re cooked. Leave to cool out of the oven before eating so they can crisp up nicely.
There’s more than one way to bake a chip! Let’s dive into some common questions so you can become a confident low-carb chip master in no time.
Are Mushroom Chips Keto-Friendly?
This Mushroom Chips recipe is definitely suitable for a low-carb diet. We have a full article answering the question “Are Mushrooms Keto?”
Mushrooms are incredibly low in net carbs, but high in fiber – and a rich source of antioxidants, too!
However, the same isn’t always true for store-bought Mushroom Chips.
Some packet varieties contain added net carbs, usually from a starch-based coating. Be sure to check the ingredients to make sure your chips contain only mushrooms, oil and seasoning.
And just like potato chips, they’re often made with highly processed seed oils like sunflower oil. Hydrogenated oils like these have been shown to increase inflammation in the body and are usually avoided on a keto diet.
While you could use olive oil in a pinch, we think the flavor of avocado oil goes much better with these mushroom chips than olive oil.
This is why you should always check the nutrition label before purchasing any seemingly low-carb product. Or, you could just make your own with this amazing recipe!
Are Potato Chips Too High in Net Carbs for a Keto Diet?
Unfortunately, potatoes are pure carbs, which means regular potato chips are definitely not suitable for a keto diet.
While some higher-carb foods can be enjoyed in small amounts on keto, this just isn’t the case for otto chips. One small snack-sized bag of chips contains around 20 grams of net carbs alone!
Sure, you could try to limit yourself to just a couple of chips. But be honest: do you really have the willpower to stop yourself from eating the entire bag?
More importantly, does that sound remotely satisfying?
We’d much rather stick to our homemade low-carb Mushroom Chips, thank you very much.
How Do I Make Crunchy Mushroom Chips?
A crunchy chip is the best kind of chip. So what’s the trick to achieving that perfect crispy texture?
This recipe uses the low-and-slow cooking method. This ensures the mushroom slices cook slowly without burning, producing a crunchy end result.
The spray oil is also key to achieving the right texture. Too much oil can create a soggy chip, while a light spray ensures each slice cooks evenly.
Take care not to slice your mushrooms too thick. You want each slice to be nice and thin so it crisps up.
You could also use an air fryer to get extra crispy chips.
How Do I Store My Low-Carb Mushroom Chips?
Store your chips in a sealed, air-tight container to make sure they stay nice and crisp.
These crispy chips really are best enjoyed the same day, as they may be less crunchy the next day. However, they’re so moreish you probably won’t be able to save any for later!
Can I Use Other Kinds of Mushrooms?
Yes! Feel free to experiment and try different mushroom varieties for this recipe. Mix it up with some pearl oysters, porcinis, or – if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on them – some beautiful golden chantarelles.
One thing to keep in mind: the mushroom slices do shrink considerably when baking. Try to choose larger mushrooms that will hold up.
Using small button mushrooms may leave you with some very tiny chips!
How Should I Serve My Mushroom Chips?
We think these Mushroom Chips are super delicious seasoned with just salt and pepper. Mushrooms have an amazing umami flavor, which makes this recipe absolutely perfect for dipping!
Try some of these keto-friendly dips:
- Sugar-free salsa
- Greek yogurt or sour cream with ranch dip mix stirred through
Want to get a little creative with your Mushroom Chips? Feel free to experiment with different seasonings.
Try adding fresh or dried herbs, seasonings or even flavored spray oils if you can find any. These would also taste amazing made with garlic or basil-infused avocado oil!
Here are some flavors to try:
- Salt and vinegar – add a spritz of white vinegar just before they’re done cooking.
- Italian – try herbs like rosemary and oregano.
- Mexican – add a good shake of smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder and onion powder.
- Cheese – sprinkle with powdered parmesan or even nutritional yeast before serving.
- Truffle – add some truffle salt before cooking for an extra-fancy flavor.
More Keto Recipes Like This
Once you pop you can’t stop! Keep the party going with some of these tried-and-true keto recipes to satisfy your snack attacks:
- Keto Nachos – Grab a packet of low-carb tortillas and you’re good to go!
- Easy Keto Crackers – Our famous cheddar crackers, plus an extensive list of the best store-bought options.
- Keto Stuffed Peppers – This is an awesome recipe that can be made as a main course or a side dish.
Be sure to check out our extensive guide to keto chips, too. It includes lots of store-bought keto-friendly recommendations, as well as a few simple, easy-to-make chips recipes. Our Keto Tortilla Chips are a must-try!
This Mushroom Chips recipe is the perfect example of finding a low-carb replacement to your favorite foods. Why fight your chip addiction when you can satisfy it in a healthy way?
We know store-bought options can be expensive or hard to find. That’s why we love making our own at home, with simple, healthy ingredients. Recipes like this one make following a keto or low-carb diet enjoyable, which means you’re far more likely to stick to it long-term.
Did you make our Mushroom Chips recipe? We’d love to know! Be sure to leave a comment and let us know how they turned out, and don’t forget to tag us in all your low-carb creations on social media.
Crispy Mushroom Chips Recipe
What You Need:
- Preheat the oven to 340 degrees
- Wash and thinly slice the mushrooms
- Spray a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil. Lay out the mushroom slices making sure none are touching.
- Spray the mushrooms lightly with avocado oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the chips have shrunk and browned. They will crisp a bit more after cooling.