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. Making this apple chips recipe is a lot easier than you think and it makes for the perfect snack when the munchies hit. Truly the perfect way to transform all those apples!
What do I need to make apple chips?
- Apples. Any variety works well with this recipe.
- Cinnamon. A sprinkle of this warm, comforting spice adds just the right amount of flavor.
As far as accessories are concerned, you will need a very sharp knife and a cutting board. You will also need a baking sheet and some parchment paper.
How to make Apple Chips:
Making apple chips is really a two-step procedure.
Slice and bake.
That’s all there is to it!
You can also sprinkle the top of the apple slices with a little cinnamon. If you love the flavors associated with pumpkin spice, that is a great alternative!
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!
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 oven-dried Strawberries or this recipe for sun-dried cherry tomatoes, these Apple Chips can easily and conveniently be made in your own oven. Just recently I tried making Banana Chips at home and they were a huge hit with my family.
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 throughout 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.
Apples are truly the perfect snack and can be eaten in baked goods, fresh or even dried, as homemade oven-baked apple chips.
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Homemade Oven Baked Apple Chips
- 2 apples or as many as you like!
- 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 ⅛ 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.
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.