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    These delicious baked apple chips are a great healthy snack alternative. They take minutes to prep and are so wonderfully sweet. Made with just 3 ingredients they are vegan and gluten-free.

    apple chips in a white plate

    Fall is upon us and that means an abundance of fresh apples! I love to make batches of these dehydrated baked apple chips to have on hand for easy snacking or adding them to desserts.

    This apple chips recipe makes for a nutritious treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without the guilt.

    If you are looking for more delicious ways to use your apples, be sure to check out my Healthy Apple Muffins, Instant Pot Applesauce, Apple Almond Cake, and Butternut Squash Apple Soup.

    Apple Chips Ingredients

    This is what you need for making homemade apple chips in the oven:

    • Apples: You can use any kind of apples for these chips, but I prefer to use nice tart and firm apples like Granny Smith or Pink Lady.
    • Ground cinnamon: Check that your cinnamon isn’t stale if it’s been in your cupboard since last fall! Rub a little between your fingers and it should release an aroma.
    • Sweetener (optional): I like to use a little bit of powdered sweetener (monk fruit sweetener or allulose sweetener) as it is much finer and dissolves into the apples.

    How to make apple chips in oven

    • Preheat oven to 200°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
    • Sift powdered sweetener and cinnamon into a bowl.
    • Wash and thinly slice the apples using a mandoline to 1/16”. Remove seeds from the slices. Spread the apple slices onto the baking sheets in a single layer. Using a sifter or sieve, sprinkle each slice with the cinnamon and sweetener mixture on each side.
    • Bake for 1 hour, flip the apples over and bake for another 1-1.5 hours. Turn the oven off and keep the apples inside as the oven cools down for 1 hour. This will help them get crunchy.
    how to make apple chips in the oven - step by step shots

    How to Store Them?

    Store the cinnamon apple chips in an airtight container at room temperature and they will keep for up to a week. Be sure to let the chips cool completely before storing them so that they stay crisp.

    Can you freeze them?

    Yes, they freeze really well, so it’s a great way to put all those fall apples to use. Place them in a freezer bag and squeeze out as much air as possible so that they don’t oxidize. They will keep well for up to 3 months.

    They can be defrosted at room temperature and it’s best to remove them from the bag to defrost on a baking sheet or rack so that they don’t absorb too much moisture.

    Best Apples for Homemade Apple Chips

    The best apples for apple chips are tarter and firmer apples because they hold their shape better when baked. Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and even Galas have a great flavor and texture.

    How do you slice the apples?

    For the crispiest apple chips, it’s important to slice them as thinly as you can. I found that the easiest and quickest way is with a mandolin. You can also use the slicing attachment on a food processor. You can slice them by hand, but try and keep the slices the same size so that they cook evenly.

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • If you have a dehydrator, you can use that instead of the oven. It will take around 10 hours at a temperature of 135F.
    • Leave the skins on the apples as this will help them to keep their shape.
    • Be patient and let the cinnamon apple chips sit in the oven for an hour after baking if you want to get really nice and crispy apple chips.
    • Slice the apples really thin. It’s best if you use a mandoline to slice them.
    baked apple chips in a white plate and red apples

    More Healthy Snack Recipes

    Apple Chips

    These delicious baked apple chips are a great healthy snack alternative. They take minutes to prep and are so wonderfully sweet. Made with just 3 ingredients they are vegan and gluten-free.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 2 hours
    Resting time 1 hour
    Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
    Servings 4 servings
    Calories 81kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 3 apples,
    • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 Tbsp powdered sweetener

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 200°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
    • Sift powdered sweetener and cinnamon into a bowl.
    • Wash and thinly slice the apples using a mandoline to 1/16”. Remove seeds from the slices. Spread the apple slices onto the baking sheets in a single layer. Using a sifter or sieve, sprinkle each slice with the cinnamon and sweetener mixture on each side.
    • Bake for 1 hour, flip the apples over, and bake for another 1-1.5 hours. Turn the oven off and keep the apples inside as the oven cools down for 1 hour. This will help them get crunchy. Allow the apple chips to cool completely before storing. Store apple chips at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • If you have a dehydrator, you can use that instead of the oven. It will take around 10 hours at a temperature of 135F.
    • Leave the skins on the apples as this will help them to keep their shape.
    • Be patient and let the apples sit in the oven for an hour after baking if you want to get really nice and crispy apple chips.
    • Slice the apples really thin. It’s best if you use a mandoline to slice them.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Snack
    Cuisine American
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    September 27, 2020

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    Becky

    5 stars
    Oh I love apple chips and your instruction is so clear and helpful! Great photos too. Thanks for sharing!

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