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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.

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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 1/8 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

5 from 81 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
No need to turn to expensive store-bought snacks with these Baked Apple Chips! They are super budget-friendly and easy to make!

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 1/8 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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Additional Info

Author: Honor
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Method: Oven
Diet: Vegan
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Loves baking, gardening and preparing delicious, compassionate meals for her vegan family of four.

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  1. Hi. Just wondering about the sugar. The picture shows brown sugar yet the recipe calls for white sugar. Can either be used?

  2. 5 stars
    My house smells amazing! I usually make dehydrated apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon for my hubby, trying this new recipe I’m sure he’ll love it!

  3. 5 stars
    Yum! I’ve made these multiple times and they always come out delicious. Such a great healthy snack, too!

  4. 5 stars
    These are so delicious – love apple and cinnamon together! They make such a good snack, and are ideal for the lunch box.

  5. 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!

    1. 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 🙂