I love apple chips – they’re crunchy, sweet and healthy! Buying certain brands can be expensive though for an amount that really doesn’t last long. Today I decided to try making my own and they turned out amazing! They’re definitely going to be my go-to homemade snack food.
Cinnamon Apple Chips:
· baking sheet
· parchment paper
1. Preheat oven at 200 F. Cover baking trays with parchment paper.
2. Slice apples as thin as possible – or use a mandolin! You can use as many apples as you want – I used 2 for one baking tray, but had about half an apple left over.
3. Arrange slices in one layer over parchment paper and sprinkle cinnamon over slices.
4. Bake one hour, flip and bake another 1-1.5 hours. After turning the oven off, I left the tray in for an extra 10-15 minutes. After taking the chips out, I let them sit on the stove for about 10 minutes to cool. They were really crispy and delicious! (They were also gone within about ten minutes!)
I tried them periodically throughout baking (they smelled amazing – I really couldn’t resist!) and they really didn’t get crispy until I took them out of the oven. Even after I let them sit in the oven for the extra few minutes, it wasn’t until I put them on the top of the oven for that ten minutes that they dried out enough to have a good crunch to them.
Remember: The thinner you slice them, the crunchier they will be; there were a few that weren’t as thin and they took a little longer to dry out!
You can also add sugar if you want but I wanted a relatively “healthy” snack!