Who needs potato chips when you have this nutritious, satisfying, and delicious snack?!
Ah, apples: This gorgeous fruit is not only healthy, but it also contains so much versatility. Apples star in countless recipes, from pies and tortes to savory pork roasts and butters. They just have so much to bring to the table! There are so many possibilities to incorporate these juicy delights, but this snack recipe for Baked Apple Chips definitely tops our list. These thinly sliced apple chips are crunchy, lightly sweet, and beyond addictive, creating the perfect solution when hunger strikes.
A Guilt-Free Superfood Snack
This tasty Baked Apple Chips recipe keeps things simple. It contains two simple ingredients — cinnamon and apples — so they cut to the chase and maintain the apple’s integrity. Cinnamon complements the apples beautifully, adding a warm, comforting flavor to every bite. As a bonus, these delectably sweet snacks create a guilt-free answer to your snack cravings. They’re healthier than most snacks, serving as a brilliant alternative to conventional chips!
This Snack Puts Potato Chips to Shame
Unlike traditional chips, baked our apple chips are baked instead of fried, and they contain absolutely no oil or added fat. These lovely treats get their pleasantly crisp and crunchy character from the oven. Baking apple chips cooks them slowly and evenly, allowing them to maintain their delicious flavor and nutrition. Compared to store-bought chips, our yummy baked apple chips boast a low-calorie, low-carb profile that also contains filling fiber. They make a wonderful weight-loss snack if you’re watching the scale!
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How to Make Baked Apple Chips
These crunchy snacks couldn’t be easier to whip up! With just ten minutes of prep, our recipe is quick to throw together, and you’ll have the chips baking in the oven in no time. Two apples create enough chips for six people. Of course, if you want to keep extra on hand for when hunger strikes, simply double the recipe!
First, core and thinly slice your apples. Place the sliced apples on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake them at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour. Flip the apple slices over so they cook evenly, and bake them for another hour until they appear nice and crispy. Remove the apple chips from the oven and allow them to cool.
What Kind of Apples Should You Use?
When it comes to choosing apples, any kind will do depending on your preference. I find that sweet, crisp varieties like Honeycrisp apples, Pink Lady apples, Gala apples, and Fuji apples work wonderfully. Also, for flavor variety and excitement, try using more than one type.
We can almost guarantee the whole family will adore these addicting chips! The best part? They’re clean, healthy, and carry vitamins and nutrients your body will appreciate. So, when it comes to healthy snacking, these scrumptious homemade baked apple chips definitely top the charts.
- 2 apples cored and thinly sliced
- cinnamon to taste
Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the sliced apples on top.
Sprinkle with cinnamon (to taste).
Bake for two hours. After 60 minutes, turn each slice over so they bake evenly. You should check on them after 60 minutes and every 30 minutes after that because oven cook times vary and you don’t want to burn them.
Once they look nice and crispy, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 27, 2012.