Have you ever considered making your very own Homemade Oven Baked Apple Chips? Yet another way to enjoy apples! It’s amazing how different an apple tastes once the moisture is removed.
Naturally sweet, healthy and totally addictive. It’s a lot easier than you think and it makes for the perfect snack when the munchies hit.
Making apple chips is really a two step procedure. Slice and bake. That’s all there is to it! (Well, you’ve also got to sprinkle a little cinnamon, but that doesn’t really count). Some recipes will also have you dip the apples in lemon juice to prevent browning, I personally think that the browning gives the apple slices more character. Other recipes will also have you add some sugar to the apple slices, something I also think unnecessary, as the apples carry so much natural sweetness already.
There are literally hundreds of different varieties of apples to choose from, ranging in color from yellow, green, red, and pink. Experiment and see which ones you like best. The apple you choose will, unsurprisingly, affect the taste of the final product.
Nutrition tip: Not all chips are created equally. When you’re craving something crispy, these Homemade Oven Baked Apple Chips are definitely an excellent alternative to the store-bought variety. Just like fresh, raw apples, these chips are a great source of fiber (soluble and insoluble). Just be mindful of how many you are eating!
ORIGINS OF RECIPE FOR homemade oven baked apple chips:
I love eating any kind of fruit and vegetable chips (apple, strawberry, plantain, sweet potato…) but as in most commercially prepared products, there is a tendency to add a little too much salt and sugar. When I first discovered how easy it was to make oven chips (from this article), I got hooked. Just like this recipe for Sun dried Cherry Tomatoes, these Homemade Oven Baked Apple Chips can easily and conveniently be made in your own oven. As an added bonus, your whole kitchen will be filled with the sweet smelling fragrance of apples and cinnamon.
Apple season has arrived and I, for one, am absolutely thrilled. However there are so many ways to enjoy apples through out the year! Here are some of my favorite ways: they can be simmered to make this recipe for Apple Fig Herbal Tea, or made into an Easy Homemade Spiced Apple Butter or perhaps even consumed as the Best Ever Baked Apple. If you prefer muffins, how about this recipe for Apple Pie Muffins, or perhaps you will enjoy this recipe for an Almond Apple Square Cake. Can you tell I just love apples!
Apples are truly the perfect snack and can be eaten in baked goods, fresh or even dried, as homemade oven baked apple chips. Enjoy!!!
Homemade Oven Baked Apple Chips
- 2 apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Position oven racks in the upper and lower third of oven.
- Preheat oven to 225 ℉.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Wash and dry the apples.
Core apples (optional).
- Slice apples as thin as possible (about 1/8 inch) with a very sharp knife or a mandolin (leave skin on).
- Place apples on the baking sheet in a single layer and not touching each other.
- Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over apple slices.
- Bake for approximately 1 hour and then turn each slice over, and continue to bake for at least another hour so. The longer they stay, they crispier they get.
- Best served the day they are made. Can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.
The baking time will vary based on the thickness of each slice and the moisture content of the variety of the apples.
Once the apple chips have been baked, they will crisp up as they cool off.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.
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