Healthy Baked Apple Chips
These healthy baked apple chips are easy to make, kid friendly, and perfectly delicious!
You are going to love these simple and healthy baked apple chips! This recipe is perfect for this time of year. Fall is arriving and apple season is beginning. This is one of my favorite times of year, partially because I love to take the kids apple picking and make all kinds of applesauce and other apple recipes!
A few weeks ago I bought a bag of apples from the store and they were a complete disappointment. They weren’t crunchy or crisp, more like soft and kind of mealy. The kids will usually eat any kind of apple I put on their plate, but even they didn’t like these apples! So what did I do with them? Made apple chips of course!
I’ve now made this recipe quite a few times and the apple chips get eaten almost as quickly as I can make them! They are crunchy and just slightly sweet and topped with plenty of cinnamon. The kids love them as an afternoon snack and I love that they think they’re getting a treat, but really they’re just eating apples. 🙂
I’ve even packed them in a lunchbox for the following day and they stayed somewhat crunchy! I wouldn’t keep them too much longer than that, but I’m guessing they won’t last that long anyway. 😉
You can use any kind of apple you want to make these apple chips, but for the chips you see in the pictures I used gala. To make them you slice the apples into thin slices (I used a mandolin for this), bake them for 90 minutes at a very low temperature. Then you turn them over and bake for another hour to crisp up both sides of the apple slices. The key to crunchy apple chips comes next. After they’re done baking, leave them in the oven (without opening the oven door!) for another hour or two. This will help them get nice and crunchy. After that you’re free to eat them right away or store them in a zip top bag for a day or two. Yum!!
- 3 small or medium Apples
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat Oven to 200 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Slice Apples into approximately 1/6" slices (a mandolin works well for this)
- Place apples slices in a single layer on a sheet pan fitted with Parchment Paper
- Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of the apple slices
- Bake for 90 minutes. Flip them over and bake for 60 more minutes
- Turn oven off and leave the apple slices inside for a few more hours
- Store slices in a zip-top bag
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