Have you ever sat down and eaten a whole bag of chips? Well, lets just say that you put these homemade Apple Chips in a bag and polish off the whole thing. I have good news – this will be the first time you won’t feel guilty for eating the whole bag!
Not only are these chips a great way to eat yourself through a whole bag of chips – but they are an amazing delicious, easy, and healthy snack for you. I ate the whole first batch as is, right out of an airtight container. Additionally, these chips would be a great carrier of other components to your mouth. Maybe a great way to enjoy a sweet fruit salsa or some peanut butter/nutella or even to serve alongside with some sweet dip, [snickerdoodle dip anyone!?].
In case I have not mentioned it (a dozen times) yet, in addition to tasting absolutely fantastic, these are some of the healthiest chips that you can find! My cravings usually are centered around some sort of crunch. For that very reason, these chips are the perfect snack for me. With a batch of these Apple Chips on hand, we can snack on some sweets to our heart’s delight (or at least until they are gone) without wasting any other healthy choices. Talk about a “win-win” food!
- 3 apples (Granny Smith, Gala, or your Favorite)
- optional: ground cinnamon & sugar (your own favorite proportions mix)
- Preheat oven to 200F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Set aside. Wash and thinly slice (about ⅛ to ¼ inch thick) the apples on your mandoline if you have it (being careful to not chop your fingers off).
- Spread the apple slices onto the baking pans making 1 single layer. Optionally sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (highly suggested, but you can also just do cinnamon to make them lower calorie or make them totally plain - OR you could even sprinkle one side and then flip to coat the other side as well).
- Bake for 1 hour, then flip the apples over, and bake for another 1 to 1.5 hours. Turn the oven off and keep the apples inside as the oven cools down for 1 hour. This will help them get super crunchy. Some apples may still just be chewy and only slightly crunchy after 3 hours in the oven (based on their thickness). Store apple chips at room temperature in an airtight container.
…as found on the always-wonderful Sally’s Baking Addiction
*NOTE – to achieve beautiful even slices, I highly recommend the use of a high quality Mandoline! OXO makes a great (affordable) one so you have absolutely no reason to not get it! Also, I have not been endorsed in any way to mention the Mandoline… I just own & use it and wanted to share my thoughts with you (you are welcome)