Addictive, no sugar added apple chips are baked slowly in a low oven. Your patience will be rewarded when you taste them! They are wonderful.
Since it takes a while (the baking, not the prep which is very easy), this is a perfect recipe to make on a cold winter weekend when you’re home anyway. It will make your house smell so good!
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need TWO ingredients to make this tasty and healthy snack! The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
- Unpeeled Fuji apples: I like this apple variety – it handles baking well, and it’s sweet enough that I don’t need to add any sugar.
- Ground cinnamon: Please make sure it’s fresh.
How to make apple chips
It’s so easy! It does take some time, but it’s a very easy recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- Start by slicing the apples as thinly as you can. Gently remove the seeds with a small paring knife.
- Arrange the slices in a single layer on two parchment-lined baking sheets.
- Sprinkle them with cinnamon.
- Bake until crispy, about one hour per side at 225°F, adding 30 extra minutes if needed.
As you can see, you will need to be patient! To make these apple chips crispy, they have to be baked for a long time at a low temperature. But your tasty crunchy reward will be well worth it.
What apple variety to use?
I like to use Fuji apples. They are sweet so I don’t need to add any added sweetener. And they withstand the prolonged baking well. Honeycrisp is also very good. Granny Smith is a bit too tart, in my opinion, for a recipe that has no added sugar.
Are these apple chips healthy?
With just apples and cinnamon, yes, I believe they’re very healthy. And although not super low carb, a serving has 8 grams of net carbs. Depending on your own goals, you might or might not be able to incorporate them into your diet.
How to serve them?
They are excellent on their own, and that’s how I usually eat them. But sometimes I mix plain Greek yogurt with a bit of cinnamon, and I dip them into that. It’s really good!
How long do homemade apple chips last?
If you have leftovers, I recommend you keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat them in a 250F oven before serving, or enjoy them cold. They are very good either way.
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Baked Apple Chips
- 2 medium Fuji apples, unpeeled
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Using a very sharp knife, slice the apples as thinly as possible. Gently remove the seeds with a small paring knife.
- Arrange the apple slices in a single layer on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Bake 1 hour. Flip to the other side, sprinkle with more cinnamon, and bake 1 more hour.
- Check to see if the apple slices are crisp. If they’re still a bit soft, flip again and bake 30 more minutes, or until crisp.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool for 30 minutes before enjoying.