Who needs potato chips when you have this nutritious, satisfying, and delicious snack?!
Ah, apples: This gorgeous fruit is not only healthy, but it also contains so much versatility. Apples star in countless recipes, from pies and tortes to savory pork roasts and butters. They just have so much to bring to the table! There are so many possibilities to incorporate these juicy delights, but this snack recipe for Baked Apple Chips definitely tops our list. These thinly sliced apple chips are crunchy, lightly sweet, and beyond addictive, creating the perfect solution when hunger strikes.
A Guilt-Free Superfood Snack
This tasty Baked Apple Chips recipe keeps things simple. It contains two simple ingredients — cinnamon and apples — so they cut to the chase and maintain the apple’s integrity. Cinnamon complements the apples beautifully, adding a warm, comforting flavor to every bite. As a bonus, these delectably sweet snacks create a guilt-free answer to your snack cravings. They’re healthier than most snacks, serving as a brilliant alternative to conventional chips!
This Snack Puts Potato Chips to Shame
Unlike traditional chips, baked our apple chips are baked instead of fried, and they contain absolutely no oil or added fat. These lovely treats get their pleasantly crisp and crunchy character from the oven. Baking apple chips cooks them slowly and evenly, allowing them to maintain their delicious flavor and nutrition. Compared to store-bought chips, our yummy baked apple chips boast a low-calorie, low-carb profile that also contains filling fiber. They make a wonderful weight-loss snack if you’re watching the scale!
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How to Make Baked Apple Chips
These crunchy snacks couldn’t be easier to whip up! With just ten minutes of prep, our recipe is quick to throw together, and you’ll have the chips baking in the oven in no time. Two apples create enough chips for six people. Of course, if you want to keep extra on hand for when hunger strikes, simply double the recipe!
First, core and thinly slice your apples. Place the sliced apples on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake them at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour. Flip the apple slices over so they cook evenly, and bake them for another hour until they appear nice and crispy. Remove the apple chips from the oven and allow them to cool.
What Kind of Apples Should You Use?
When it comes to choosing apples, any kind will do depending on your preference. I find that sweet, crisp varieties like Honeycrisp apples, Pink Lady apples, Gala apples, and Fuji apples work wonderfully. Also, for flavor variety and excitement, try using more than one type.
We can almost guarantee the whole family will adore these addicting chips! The best part? They’re clean, healthy, and carry vitamins and nutrients your body will appreciate. So, when it comes to healthy snacking, these scrumptious homemade baked apple chips definitely top the charts.
Baked Apple Chips
- 2 apples cored and thinly sliced
- cinnamon to taste
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the sliced apples on top.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon (to taste).
- Bake for two hours. After 60 minutes, turn each slice over so they bake evenly. You should check on them after 60 minutes and every 30 minutes after that because oven cook times vary and you don’t want to burn them.
- Once they look nice and crispy, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
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We love making chips at home! Our recipes yield healthy, yet ultra-flavorful chips that you can enjoy without any added guilt. So, for all you chip fans out there, make sure to check out these drool-worthy recipes:
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 27, 2012.
Thanks for this post. I love dried apples like this and ran across your recipe! I'm making these tonight!
Jennifer, You’re so welcome!
Anyone try this in an air-fryer? I’m also a bit confused: dried-fruit are warned ‘against’?
I'm confused because the recipe says to core the apples, however the picture doesn't look as if those apples were cored. ???
Tammy, By cored it means, for this recipe, remove seeds.
Why for PP is it one??? All fruits are free & cinnamon doesn't have any…???
Blair, We plug the ingredients into a ww’s calculator and this is what we got.
I saw that, too, but then I noticed on the nutrition facts it says 0 Smart Points. I’m not counting anything if I eat an apple. Haha
Dried fruits have points because without the water they are less filling, so it is easier to eat more. That same idea as why a smoothie make entirely of fruits and veggies has points: easier to consume more when you are drinking it ?
When you say 275deg, you mean in Fahrenheit, right?
How long do they keep?
Anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks stored in a dry container.
On my second batch. Kids and co workers love them. So easy i did find they got alittle soft after a week but still awesome
I share your recipes everyday. This will be another I will share so my friends may enjoy. Thank you
Hey Sylvia, GREAT!!! Thanks so much. 🙂
Just read your information above, you give me inspiration, I have 15 more pounds to go! Getting there! Making these apples today. Thanks for keeping us old folks in mind!
Keep it up, Kat! We hope you enjoy the recipe!
What apples are the best for these chips?
I think either Pink Lady or Honey Crisp are the best for making apple chips, a combination of tart and sweet. 🙂
Hi there, I just wanted to confirm is it 275 degrees Fahrenheit or celsius? I’m guessing Fahrenheit?
Are all your recipes stated in the same measure?
Just wanting to make sure…
Hi, Kathryn. Yes, all of our measurements are in US Customary. The recipe should be baked at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Would these work in a food dehydrator?
Jenn, Sure! Turn the dehydrator to 135ºF. The apples will need to dehydrate for about 8 hours or until they reach the desired crispness.
Just a note in the new system when you add it as a recipe, serving 6 it is 0 smart points, May 2017
Haven, Recipe updated. 🙂
Love so many of your recipes. I clip away to Google Drive. Is there a way to clip recipes to a box on your page?
Julie, This current system doesn’t have a recipe box but we’re looking into an updated system. 🙂
What do you recommended slicing this with to get them thin enough?
Hi Shirlee. A mandoline slicer is a great tool for slicing apples and other fruits/veggies. Here is one we like, the OXO Good Grips Adjustable Handheld Mandoline Slicer, and it’s available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2hW5GdW Thanks!
Do I turn the oven off 60 min into baking and than check on the 30 min later or do I bake them for 2 hours than turn it off?
Do not turn off your oven. Turn the apples over half way though baking (after 60 minutes) and check them every 30 minutes while they bake.
Can you use granny Smith apples?
Thank you just started Weight Watchers again. Love you site.
You’re very welcome!
Making some for me and some for my dog (no cinnamon) today!!!
Then Im going to try the sweet potato and rosemary recipe!
Kristen, Keep me posted. 🙂
Leave the skin, right?
Michelle, You can or peel the apples first. I like to leave the peeling on for added fiber.