Apple Chips are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional afternoon snacks. Perfectly thin and crispy, naturally sweet, and just enough cinnamon to add a touch of spice, these apple chips will have you hooked! This dish is oven baked and oh-so simple, no food dehydrator required.
Homemade Apple Chips
We love banana chips, pear chips, and baked sweet potato chips, but healthy apple chips are our favorite. Just be warned – this snack is highly addicting. Thankfully, it’s healthier than your typical potato chip and salty snack staples. Since apples are naturally sweet, there’s no sugar added to this recipe. Although a pinch of brown sugar sprinkled over top might make for a delicious indulgence.
Thinly sliced and baked in the oven, you don’t need a food dehydrator to bake the perfect Apple Chips. Just make sure to slice the apples as thin as possible. By baking them in the oven, they actually turn out (and stay) much crispier than store bought versions that tend to get chewy in the bag. Simply slice, add a dash of cinnamon, and bake! Easy as can be.
We highly advise making a large or even a double batch. You won’t want to share these with anyone! Great for on the go, an after school snack, or a late night dessert option to satisfy your sweet tooth. These apple chips are sure to be your new addiction.
How To Make Apple Chips
- Preheat your oven to 225°F. Line two large 12×16 inch baking pans with parchment paper.
- Lay out the apple slices in a single layer on the baking pans. Sprinkle the tops with as much cinnamon as you like.
- Bake for three and a half to four hours or until slices are sufficiently crispy and chip like.
- Enjoy your new favorite snack!
Tips and Variations
- Make sure to slice your apple chips as thin and as evenly as possible. If you vary the thickness too much the slices will cook at different times and some may not crisp up as much as others. Or some could burn while others are still cooking. The thinner you get your apple slices, the more chip like and crispy they become. A mandolin is a great tool to get these slices as thin as possible.
- A dash of nutmeg or cloves mixed with the cinnamon adds great spice to the apples.
- When choosing your apples make sure to pick a larger type of apple as the slices will shrink while baking.
- Fuji and gala apples are the most popular but try a granny smith for a slightly more tart alternative.
- With Fall fast approaching, try topping your slices with pumpkin pie spice.
- A honey yogurt fruit dip makes these apple chips even more decadent.
Storage: The Apple Chips can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. I love snacking on them all week long!
Reheating: To keep the apple chips crisp, heat the chips in an oven at 250°F for about 10 to 15 minutes.
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- 2 gala apples thinly sliced (use a mandolin to get these as thin as possible)
- 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 225°F, and line 2 large 12×16 inch baking pans with parchment paper.
- Layer out the apple slices on the baking pans, and sprinkle the tops with as much cinnamon as you like.2 gala apples1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Bake for 3½ – 4 hours or until crispy.
- See post for storage recommendations.