Snacks & Treats
Crispy Cinnamon Apple Chips
BY GWEN LERON, DELIGHTFUL ADVENTURES
Oct 12, 2017
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Crispy cinnamon apple-chips have always been a favourite apple snack for my kids (slow-cooker applesauce and apple sandwiches are also high on the list!) and fall is the perfect time to make them — especially if you do an annual apple-picking trip to a local orchard. This will be one more recipe to add to your list when wondering what do with all of those apples.
Apple chips are not a quick snack to make, they need three hours to fully dehydrate in the oven, but the prep will only take you about 15 minutes and then the rest of the time, you can enjoy the wonderful apple cinnamon scent coming from your kitchen.
This recipe goes through steps on how to make the chips in the oven, but if you have a dehydrator, you can use that instead. Simply follow steps 3-6 and dehydrate according to your dehydrator’s instructions.
Some of the best things about these crispy cinnamon apple chips:
- they’re easy to make and your kids can help!
- you just need two ingredients
- they’re allergy-friendly
- they make great school and after school snacks
- they make your home smell lovely as they dehydrate in the oven
Here's what you will need:
- 4 apples
- ½ - 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 200⁰F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Slice the apples, width-wise, into rings. I cut mine approximately 1/16” thick. You don’t want them to be too thick, or the dehydrating time will be much longer.
- Cut out the cores. I use the back of a cake decorating tip to do this, but there are specialized tools you can buy to core your apples.
- Place the slices in a single layer onto the parchment lined baking sheets. Be sure that they don’t overlap.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon onto each apple slice. Use anywhere from ½ to 1 tsp, depending on how much cinnamon you and your kids prefer.
- Bake for 3 hours, flipping each apple slice after 2 hours. The slices will start to curl up as the moisture leaves them.
- Cool thoroughly and place into an airtight container. Apple chips will keep for a few days.
- Any type of apple can be used to make your apple chips. I like to go with a naturally sweeter apple such as Gala.
- Your apples do not have to be peeled; the skins do not get hard while dehydrating. But if you prefer to, the recipe will still work fine.
If you prefer a more savoury chip, try these easy kale chips that are also dehydrated in the oven!