Spicy Nacho Cheese Chips (Raw, Dairy free)

I recently bought a food dehydrator and one of the first things I made was these spicy nacho cheese chips using my raw vegan nacho cheese sauce recipe. In the past week these chips have become popular with family and friends who are not raw or vegan so this may be a good, healthy recipe for those people you know who are resistant to anything labeled “healthy.”

I use 90,000 hu (heat units) cayenne pepper in this recipe and it may be too spicy for most people, so you’ll want to adjust the heat level to your taste or use a cayenne with a lower heat unit.


2 c. red bell pepper
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3 T. nutritional yeast (not Brewer’s yeast)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic
1 tsp onion powder

Process all ingredients in a food processor. Pour onto dehydrator tray lined with a teflex sheet or parchment paper. This recipe fills one tray. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 12-15 hours, less if you’d like them chewy rather than crisp.

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What Em said (times 3 : )

I am really starting to think a dehydrator and food processor may be in my future, thanks for the great recipe and oven link!

That sounds good! But I wish I had a dehydrator! I guess I’ll just drool for now.

Oh I just saw your link for using the oven as one! Haha! Thanks!!

I’ve never tried them in an oven but here’s a link about using your oven as a dehydrator that might help you out:


If you try it come back and let me know how the chips come out!

These sound really intriguing but I can’t justify buying another kitchen appliance. Do you think I could do these on a baking sheet with parchment in a low,slow oven?