Baked Apple Chips

BY : PUBLISHED : September 27th, 2022 UPDATED: October 17th, 2022

If you’re curious about stepping up your healthy homemade snacks game, these crispy apple chips should be at the top of your list. Learning how to make baked apple chips is a great way to save some money, reduce your processed snack consumption, and make your house smell like a (cinnamony) heaven.

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When the fall rolls around I can't wait to bring home my favorite apples from the market to make all my favorite apple desserts and snacks, including a batch of these crunchy apple chips!

They are light, sweet, and the warming flavor of cinnamon pairs perfectly with the apple's delicate sweetness.

Some of my other favorite healthy ways to serve apples are in this vegan coleslaw recipe, a breakfast quinoa bowl, and these stuffed baked apples.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Super budget-friendly snack.
  • Easy to make for large and small groups.
  • A healthy, yet sweet treat with just a touch of added sugar.
  • A kid-friendly snack that's easy to carry and pack in a lunch box.

What Goes Into This Recipe

You don’t need much to make a batch of baked apple chips! A few spices, sugar, and apples. Let’s take a look.

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  • Apples: Choose firm, medium-sized apples with a sweet flavor and crisp texture. Try to pick out apples that don't have any visible bruises or soft spots.
  • Sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg: This combo adds warming sweetness to these baked apple chips.

How To Make Crispy Apple Chips 

Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients with measurements and recipe instructions!

  • 1) Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (107 degrees C). Slice the apples into very thin rings. I leave the core in because I think it makes a prettier apple chip, but you can remove it if you like.
  • 2) Place the apple rings on a lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  • 3) Mix together sugar and spices in a small bowl.
  • 4) Sprinkle the sugar-spice mixture over the apple rings.
  • 5) Place the baking sheet in the oven. Baking time will depend on the thickness and water content of your apple slices. They should be done in 1 ½ to 2 hours. You’ll know they’re finished when they’re crisp. Enjoy!

Expert Tips 

  • Thin slices are best! If you slice the apples more than ⅛ inch thick, they will still be delicious, but they won’t be as crisp.
  • Enjoy these oven-baked apple chips chopped on top of salads, on top of oatmeal, and, of course, right out of the container!
  • Use crisp apples and avoid soft apples such as Red Delicious and McIntosh apples. They aren't that great for cooking and definitely don't work as well as other crisp varieties.

FAQs

Are homemade apple chips good for you?

Yes, they are a healthier option when compared to other types of chips such as potato and tortilla chips. Even better, these apple chips are baked in the oven instead of fried, making them an even better healthy alternative.

What apples are best for apple chips?

Any sweet-crisp apple will do nicely. Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji, and Honeycrisp are four widely available ones. Consider trying a mix of apples for a nice variety of chips.

How do you cut apples into chips?

A mandolin slicer works great for achieving paper-thin, uniform slices. However, if you don’t have one, use a sharp knife and be patient with yourself!

How long can you keep apple chips?

Store your crunchy apple chips in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Can I bake them quicker at a higher temperature?

Baking your apple chips at a low heat is the first key to crispy success. 

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Baked Apple Chips

Honor
No need to turn to expensive store-bought snacks with these Baked Apple Chips! They are super budget-friendly and easy to make!
5 from 74 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 57 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 firm, medium-size apples
  • 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (107 degrees C). Slice apples into very thin rings. I leave the core in because I think it makes a prettier apple chip, but you can remove it if you like.
  • Place the apple rings on a lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and spices. Sprinkle over apple rings.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven. Baking time will depend on the thickness and water content of your apple slices. They should be done in 1 ½ to 2 hours. You’ll know they’re finished when they’re crisp.

Video

Notes

  • Thin slices are best! If you slice the apples more than ⅛ inch thick, they will still be delicious, but they won’t be as crisp.
  • Enjoy these oven-baked apple chips chopped on top of salads, on top of oatmeal, and, of course, right out of the container!
  • Use crisp apples and avoid soft apples such as Red Delicious and McIntosh apples. They aren't that great for cooking and definitely don't work as well as other crisp varieties.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.1mg
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About Honor

Loves baking, gardening and preparing delicious, compassionate meals for her vegan family of four.

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  1. Beatriz says

    Such a perfect school snack for my kiddos!

    • Andrea White says

      Yessss - they'll love this one! 🙂

  2. Janaye says

    5 stars
    The perfect fall on the go snack

    • Andrea White says

      Yess! These chips are the best kind of snack!

  3. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    Yum! I've made these multiple times and they always come out delicious. Such a great healthy snack, too!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! Such a fun and yummy snack!

  4. Rachel says

    5 stars
    Love how easy and affordable these homemade apple chips are!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! Such a yummy, delicious and sweet snack! 🙂

  5. Teodora says

    5 stars
    A perfect healthy snack for fall days!

    • Andrea White says

      Yess! These apple chips are the absolute best to snack on!

  6. Alexandra says

    5 stars
    These are so delicious - love apple and cinnamon together! They make such a good snack, and are ideal for the lunch box.

    • Andrea White says

      Apple and cinnamon make such the perfect combo of flavor!

  7. Nancy says

    5 stars
    I really need to use my dehydrator more. This looks so tasty

    • Andrea White says

      A dehydrator is a great way to enjoy them!

  8. Genevieve says

    5 stars
    I love apple crisps! These look so easy to make and perfect for fall!

    • Andrea White says

      They're the best fall snack!

  9. Nora says

    5 stars
    I always make apple chips for my daughter! I especially like what spices you use! Will try this seasoning out right away!

    • Andrea White says

      Love it! They're so fun to snack on!

  10. Stephanie says

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe! My house is going to smell so good when I make these - and the family will love snacking on the crisps. p.s. thanks for including the video!

    • Andrea White says

      One of my favorite things about whipping these up is the smell! So good!

  11. Jamie says

    5 stars
    These made the perfect snack for my family! The apple chips came out so crispy and delicious!

    • Andrea White says

      They're definitely super kid friendly!

  12. Wendy says

    5 stars
    This looks like the perfect way to use up apples from the apple orchards this time of year! And, it's healthy also!

    • Andrea White says

      Oh most definitely! These apple chips do not disappoint!

  13. Mary says

    5 stars
    So easy and so tasty. I ate them before even putting them in a container. Great Fall snack.

    • Andrea White says

      Love to hear that! These apple chips are seriously too good!

  14. Andrea White says

    5 stars
    such a healthy and yummy snack!

  15. Nathan says

    Will they still be crispy without the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg?

    • Andrea White says

      We haven't tried it without it's seasonings so if you end up giving it a go, let us know how it turns out 🙂

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