These baked apple chips remind me of the apple snacks I ate as a kid. Serve them instead of crackers or cookies. You’ll need firm apples, cinnamon and sugar. That’s it! They are healthy, easy to make and totally addictive.
Use a mix of your favorite, crisp local apples for a variety of shapes, textures and flavor. The green apples are tart while the red apples are sweeter.
I especially love JAZZ apples, which are a cross between a Braeburn and a Gala. I bought this bag at Trader Joe’s. (Although I am not receiving any compensation for this blog!)
You will only need a few tablespoons of this cinnamon sugar for the recipe, but it’s nice to have a supply of made up cinnamon sugar ready when you need it.
No need to peel or core apples. Just use a sharp knife and cut apples on the side as shown in the photos. Use the tip of your knife to poke out seeds and remove any fuzz.
For easier cutting, slice apples in half so they lay flat on the cutting board and continue making thin half slices.
Toss with cinnamon sugar and bake in a single layer on 2 or 3 sheet pans.
I like to make these chips AFTER DINNER. Bake for three hours at 200 F and then turn oven off, but leave chips in oven overnight to get perfectly crispy.
Betcha can’t eat just one!!!!!!
These apple chips have so many uses: tuck them into your child’s lunch bag, serve them with a cheese plate, a dish of ice cream or with a dipping sauce like honey or caramel. Or pile them high in a basket or bowl and use them as a table decoration.
Dig in to three ingredient Baked Apple Chips.
Easy, inexpensive and fun to make, it’s your favorite new healthy snack or dessert alternative. Try it with pears too!
Serves: 6+ servings
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 apples (mix of red and green like honey crisp, jazz, granny smith,etc...)
- Preheat oven to 200 F. Adjust oven racks to rows one, three and five. Line 3 large sheet pans with parchment paper or silicone mats.
- In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. (You will not need all of it, but reserve extra for future uses.)
- Wash and dry apples, but do not peel or core. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice apples into circles or cut apple in half so the bottom lays flat and continue slicing. (See photos above for technique.)
- Remove seeds and fuzz with the tip of a knife.
- After cutting the first apple, combine with 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar. Lift and turn over apples to coat both sides and place in a single layer on the sheet pan. Repeat with remaining apples.
- Bake apples for one hour, then remove from oven and turn slices over. Dab wet areas with paper towels. Bake for two more hours and turn oven off but leave chips in oven overnight, if possible. (This helps apples get crisp.) Apples will stay fresh at room temperature in an airtight container for about a week.
- Serving suggestions: Fruit and cheese plate, inside a salad, alongside a sandwich, with ice cream or with honey or caramel sauce.
6 servings using 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar. From caloriecount.com