Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips
Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips
Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips are a family favorite. As a matter of fact, when filling out my grocery list, I make sure APPLES appear first on the list. However, It hasn’t always been this way, but suddenly my daughters developed a fondness for apple pie; one likes the crust and the other prefers the filling – story for another day.
As a result, I knew I needed an alternative to this not-so-healthy comfort food so I started trying out recipes that are lower in calories. Regrettably, none of those recipes actually satisfied my kiddos’ taste buds.
One day, while searching through aisles at Costco, something caught my eye: A bag of chips. Looking closer, it read “apple chips.” I heard the sound of alarm bells instantly. I bought a bag to take home with me. The apple chips brand escapes my memory at the moment, but I’ll remember.
No doubt, the kids tried it and loved it. I knew I had to create my own recipe and this is what I came up with. There are two different ways to make this and I’ll show you how to do it both ways. By and large, the baked version is my favorite. If you have a lot of time, try the dehydrated version.
3 ingredients- that’s all you need! However, to get the best result, make sure to use flavorful apples like Honeycrisp. Ultimately, if you won’t enjoy eating it raw, don’t use it. You’ll thank me later.
Tip: Make a small batch first. Then when you have the technique and recipe perfected, you can make bigger batches. Don’t be intimidated. In no time you will be making the best homemade cinnamon apple chips.
- 1-2 apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp white sugar
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Next, slice apples thinly with a mandolin or sharp knife. Discarding seeds, arrange apple slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Make sure you give each slice its own space, avoid overlapping.
Mix Sugar and Cinnamon, sprinkle over apples.
Bake in the preheated oven until apples are dried and edges curl up approximately 1 hour.
Cool apple crisps on a wire rack and transfer to an airtight container. Store in airtight container.
If you need more time, you can flip the apples for another 45 minutes until the apple slices are no longer moist.
Cooking time will vary for each batch of Homemade Apple Chips you make. In fact, it will depend greatly on how big your slices are and your oven. Try using a mandolin to maintain consistency. This is the one that I use.
On the other hand, there is a dehydrated version of this recipe which involves using a dehydrator. It will blow your mind, but make sure you plan ahead because it takes longer to make.
Dehydrator: Follow the same steps above for preparing the apples. Meanwhile, set the dehydrator to 135ºF. Allow the apples to dehydrate for about 6 to 8 hours checking for the level of crispness you desire.
This homemade cinnamon apple chips will also make a great packed snack for the kiddos. Just make a batch every weekend.
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