vegan eggplant chips in a yellow and white bowl on top of a pink napkin

Smoky Eggplant Chips

I’ve been experimenting recently with new ways to prepare vegetables. One of my favorite veggies, eggplant, is one of the most underrated veggies out there. I LOVE eggplant; I could eat it every day!

If, like me, you find yourself hungry around 4 p.m. most days and in need of a healthy snack, this recipe for smoky eggplant chips, which is naturally vegan, is for you. They are so full of flavor thanks to a delicious spice rub, and so easy to make! Toss everything in a bowl and bake for 60 minutes. Trust me when I say you won’t believe how delicious this recipe is.

close up of eggplant chips in a bowl

Easy Steps to (Vegan) Eggplant Chips

  • Slice the eggplant extremely thin. The thinner you slice them, the crispier they will be.
  • Coat the slices in olive oil and toss with spice blend.
  • Place eggplant slices on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 60 minutes. If eggplant is sliced thicker, you may need to bake chips for up to 2 hours. It really depends on your preference for how crispy you want them to be.

vegan eggplant chips arranged on a baking sheet

I’ve been making kale chips for a while now, so I thought it would be fun to experiment with (vegan) eggplant chips. I’m so glad I did! The smoky seasoning in this recipe, adapted from Healthful Pursuit, is a perfect blend of tasty flavors that are addictive. I am not ashamed to say that I ate the equivalent of one whole eggplant over the course of a day via these eggplant chips!

Enjoy your week, and feel free to drop me a line in the comments – I would love to hear if you try this recipe! Or tag me on Instagram @maryannehoekstra to let me know how it turned out! Also, if you are enjoying my blog, please consider recommending it to your friends. They can subscribe here.

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Smoky Eggplant Chips

A super flavorful and healthy snack with a smoky seasoning that is addictive!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 eggplants sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 250F and set aside 2 large baking sheets.
  • Slice the eggplant using a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife. The slices should be as thin as a potato chip.
  • Place eggplant slices into a medium-to-large sized bowl, and add olive oil. Toss to coat thoroughly, then sprinkle with seasoning and toss again. Mix until seasoning is evenly distributed.
  • Pour eggplant slices onto baking sheets, making sure that slices are not overlapping.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 60-70 minutes, depending on how thin you sliced them. If you make them too thick, they can take upwards of 2 hours to complete.
Keyword eggplant, garlic, paprika


  1. 5 stars
    What a great way to make eggplant!! I don’t usually like eggplant because it’s too mushy for me, so turning it into chips is perfect! Yum!

  2. 5 stars
    Eggplant lover here and I cannot wait to make these. I can see these becoming my new favorite snack.

  3. 5 stars
    These smell amazing and have such a burst of flavor compared to regular eggplant chips I have made. Love them!

  4. 5 stars
    I made these Smoky Eggplant Chips today, being I had the ingredients on hand and was impressed that the children gobbled them down. Great tasting healthy snack! Looking forward to checking out more healthy snack options on your blog!!

  5. Jessica Formicola

    5 stars
    I could snack on these chips all day! So easy to make and delicious too!

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