Apple chips are a perfect fall snack! The are easy, healthy, and delicious with just a touch of cinnamon and sugar. You can make baked apple chips in the oven or in the dehydrator. Make them in round slices or cut them in cute shapes for kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
- 2 apples Use any variety of apple that you like, sliced about 1/8 inch thick. Two medium-sized apples will make about one large cookie sheet of apple chips.
- 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar less or more, to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon less or more, to taste
Preheat oven to 200 F.
Use the cookie cutters to cut the apple slices into shapes.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and fill with the cut out apples and the scraps - making sure that nothing overlaps.
Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and sugar.
Set the oven on the lowest setting and load the cookie sheet(s) into the oven.
The bake time of your chips will depend on how thick your apple slices are. Paper thin apple chips that I made using a mandoline slicer took about two hours, however thicker, hand-slied chips took almost six hours. Check on your chips every hour or so to see how they are doing (they like visitors). You'll see them transform from the baked apple stage to the chewy dried apple stage to the crispy apple chips that you are looking for.
Once apple chips start to get crispy, remove them from the oven and flip them. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar on the flipped apple chips and bake for one more hour.
Don't throw out the apple scraps left over from cutting out shapes! They make great chips too.
Store in a paper bag or any container that is sealed but not airtight (tightly-sealed containers will make the apple chips soggy).
You can also make these apple chips in a dehydrator at 130 F. Sprinkle both sides of the apple chips with cinnamon and sugar before placing them on dehydrator racks. It will take about eight hours to dehydrate apple chips, but check on them periodically to check for doneness as every dehydrator will work differently.
Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg