Baked apple chips are sweet, crunchy, and the perfect little snack. A great and healthy chip to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Baked Apple Chips
These baked apple chips SO yummy. And aren’t they one of the the prettiest snacks you’ve ever seen? I love the the shape apple slices make when you cut them horizontally. This recipe only calls for a tiny bit of sugar but if you want to go even healthier you can omit the sugar all together. The cinnamon brings such a yummy flavor to these crispy apple chips.
No fryer here! These apple chips are baked which makes them totally guilt free! Plus, the clean up is quick and easy. I don’t have time for extra dishes.
Just three ingredients and a few simple steps to make your own apple chips! This is a fun recipe to do with your kids – they will love making and eating these scrumptious little treats.
How to Make Apple Chips
You only need three ingredients for this recipe – apples of your choice, sugar, cinnamon. I love a good 3-ingredient recipe.
SLICE + SEASON. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a flat dish. Slice up the apples horizontally and toss in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
BAKE. Take a cooling rack and put it on top of a cookie sheet. Lay each apple slice on the cooling rack in a single layer. Put it into the oven at 200 degrees and cook for 2-3 hours. Flip the apples halfway through so that they cook evenly. When they are ready, they should be dry but still pliable.
Tips, Variations + Storing Info
Best apples for apple chips: We typically use Honeycrisp or Gala, but other varieties that work well include: Granny Smith, Fuji, Goldrush, Pink Lady and Cortland.
Dehydrator: I prefer making apple chips in the oven, but if you want to make apple chips in a dehydrator, cook them at 135 degrees F for 6-8 hours until they are dried and crisp.
Air Fryer: If you’d rather make them in your air fryer, cook them at 375 degrees F and bake for 8 minutes. Make sure to flip them halfway through to cook and crisp evenly!
- You may notice the apple chips have different colors. If the apple has more moisture before baking, it will turn out darker.
- If you don’t have a cooling rack you can line the pan with parchment paper or a silpat mat to avoid the apple slices from sticking to the cookie sheet. You will have to make sure to flip them halfway through because there is no convection baking happening.
- The thinner the slices the better. They will turn out to be more crispier than thicker slices. Above all make sure they are all the same size so they bake at the same rate.
- If you have some bruised apples you can easily cut away those sections of the fruit before baking.
- Sprinkle only sugar
- Add in some cayenne pepper
- Use pumpkin pie spice
Do the same thing with just about any fruit! If you are planning on doing a different fruit keep an eye on the crispiness level!
STORE your apple chips in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last about one week. But you will most likely eat them all before that week is up. 😉
FREEZE leftover baked apple chips in a freezer safe bag. Make sure to let them cool completely before freezing them.
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Apple Chips Recipe
- 2 apples thinly sliced
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1.2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 200°F.
- Mix cinnamon and sugar in a flat dish.
- Cut apples horizontally and toss slices in the sugar mixture.
- Place a cooling rack onto a baking sheet. Lay apples slices onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Cook at 200 for 2-3 hours, flipping apples halfway through. Bake until dried out but still pliable. Enjoy!