These easy-to-make, Baked Apple Chips are crunchy with just a touch of sweetness. They make a perfect healthy after-school snack or a late-night snack attack!
School has been back in session for over a month now, and both kids have an early lunch this year. Even though I send extra snacks in their lunch boxes, they seem to be hungrier than ever when they get home.
One of our favorite snacks of late are these baked apple chips.
They’re perfect for this time of year with apples being in season, plus they give off such a delicious cinnamony-apple scent, it makes the whole house smell like fall.
Baked apple chips are really easy to make. I like to toss them in the oven while making my lunch and they’ll be ready when the kids get home from school. (If you can keep yourself from eating them all, that is!)
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Ingredients + Notes
(Ingredients at a glance, find the full recipe and instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.)
- Apples | Granny Smiths, Gala, Gloden Delicious, Pink Lady, and/or Fuji apples are great choices.
- Cinnamon Sugar | You can buy cinnamon sugar premixed, but if you don’t have that, it is a .5 to one cinnamon sugar ratio. (Meaning 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon for every 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar. Or you can be like me and buy the premade cinnamon sugar once and then just keep refilling the container with your mixture for the next 20 years, lol.)
- Lemon juice
How to make baked apple chips
- Preheat the oven to 225° F.
- Mix lemon into a bowl of water.
- Slice apples as thin as possible, removing seeds. Keeping the slices as uniform as possible.
- Dip apple slices in lemon water and pat dry. Arrange in thin layers on a parchment paper or Silpat mat on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the apple slices with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake apples for one hour. After 1 hour, flip apple slices, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar and bake for another 30 minutes to an hour, or until apples are dry and crisp.
- Larger apples work best. (The apple slices will shrink when as they bake.)
- The thinner you can slice the apples, the crispier they will be. I used a mandoline to get my super thin. If you don’t have a mandolin and are unable to get super thin slices, your baked apples will still be delicious, but they won’t be crisp.
- Don’t skip the cooling time! I know it will be tempting to eat the baked apple chips straight from the oven, but they need the cooling time to crisp up properly
What Type Of Apple Is Best For Baked Apple Chips
The best apples for apple chips are large firm apples like Granny Smiths, Gala, Gloden Delicious, Pink Lady, and/or Fuji apples, are great choices.
Larger apples work best since the apple slices will shrink as they bake.
Can These Bake Apples Be Made In An Air Fryer?
Yes, just keep in mind you will have to cook the recipe in smaller batches.
To make these in the air fryer, place the sliced apples in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer (some overlap is ok, but do not add too many apple slices or they will not be able to dry out and crip all the way). Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes, flipping the apple slices every 4 minutes.
How To Store Baked Apple Chips
Once the apple chips have cooled, store them in an airtight container for about 4 days. (Do not refrigerate or the apple chips will lose their crispness.)
The apple chips are good for more than after-school snacks, of course – they’re crunchy and slightly sweet so if you are trying to satisfy that late evening snack craving these are the perfect solution!
We love them broken up over yogurt or oatmeal, and they are super yummy with a peanut butter dip or cream cheese fruit dip.Print
These easy to make, Baked Apple Chips are crunchy with just a touch of sweetness. Perfect as an after school snack or that late night snack attack!
- Two large apples
- Cinnamon sugar mixture (if you don’t have a premade cinnamon-sugar mixture, you will need about 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1/2 tablespoon powdered cinnamon mixed together in a small bowl.)
- A bowl of water
- Tsp of lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven to 225 ° f.
2. Mix lemon juice into a bowl of water.
3. Slice apples as thin as possible, removing seeds.
4. Dip apple slices in lemon water and pat dry. Arrange in thin layers on a parchment paper or Silpat mat on a baking sheet.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
6. Bake apples for one hour. After 1 hour, flip apple slices, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar and bake for another 30 minutes to an hour, or until apples are dry and crisp.
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