Crispy Apple Chips

BY : PUBLISHED : October 4th, 2013 UPDATED: September 1st, 2021

Homemade crispy apple chips are a remarkably delicious snack!

From the author, Honor Fabun: Autumn is upon us, and I can’t get enough! Last week I took a trip to the apple orchards and came home with 60 pounds of fruit. This crispy apple chips recipe is one fun way to enjoy them.

From Plant-Based on a Budget: 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 these is a great way to save some money, reduce your processed snack consumption and make your house smell like a (cinnamony) heaven.

A mandolin slicer works great for achieving paper-thin, uniform slices. However, if you don’t have one (I don’t) a sharp knife and some patience works just fine.

Give these crispy apple chips a try! They are super budget-friendly and easy to make.

several crispy apple chips on a white platter with apples in the background

The Ingredients and Substitutes

  • Apples: 2 firm, medium-size apples
  • Sugar: 2 teaspoons (granulated)
  • Cinnamon: ½ teaspoon (ground)
  • Nutmeg: Just a pinch

How to Make Crispy Apple Chips?

Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients and recipe 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.
  • Mix together sugar and spices in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the sugar-spice mixture over the 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. Enjoy!

several crispy apple chips on a white platter with apples in the background

Recipe Notes & 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 sweet apple chips as a chopped on top of salads, on top of oatmeal, and, of course, right out of the container!

The Best Apples for Crispy 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.

FAQs

How should I store my crispy apple chips?

Store your 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. 

several crispy apple chips on a white platter with apples in the background

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Crispy Apple Chips

Honor
No need to turn to expensive store-bought snacks with these Crispy Apple Chips! They are super budget-friendly and easy to make!
5 from 11 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 56 kcal
METHOD Baking
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 firm medium-size apples
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple chips, apple slices, apple snack, healthy snack, homemade apple chips, vegan snack, vegetarian
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About Honor

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

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