One of my favourite way to use up extra apples is by making delicious, crispy, baked cinnamon apple chips. These are perfect late Fall when apples are in-season and at their peak of freshness. Have an apple tree? What better way to put those apples to use than baked apple chips. Don’t have an apple tree? Stock up on those in-season apple deals and make a big batch of these for a naturally sweet and nutritious snack.
Soft or Crispy Baked Apple Chips?
I’m all about the crispy baked apple chips. How about you? Soft ones are delicious too though. Actually, it’s pretty hard to choose now that I think about it but today we’re going with a crispy baked apple chip.
The secret to that crispy apple chip perfection, is baking them at a low temperature and then letting them cool in the oven. I set the oven to 220, bake them for 2 hours then let them cool completely in the oven.
Apple Chip Tools
Okay, so I don’t actually have a mandolin or apple corer. For some reason I gave my mandolin away and now I’m stuck eye-balling my apple slices hoping for the best. Haha. It works fine though. As long as you have a sharp knife and a mostly steady hand, you can get away without a mandolin. However, using a mandolin will result in perfectly uniform slices that will bake evenly so if you have one, go ahead and use it.
I do pretty well with just a knife but I always get a couple thicker slices and bits and pieces. All good though, the thick ones come out soft and chewy and and I can handle that. I’d also recommend using an apple corer before slicing, if you have one.
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
Onto these beautiful baked apple chips. There’s really not much to them. All you need to do is slice some apples, toss with cinnamon and bake away until nice and crispy.Print
- Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees.
- Core the apples if you have an apple corer. If not, go ahead and slice them into thin rounds using a sharp knife or mandolin slicer.
- Place the slices in a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon. Use your hands to mix so that each apple slice is coated. If you prefer, you can arrange them on the baking sheet and then sprinkle with cinnamon but I like mixing them in a bowl so they’re thoroughly and evenly coated on both sides. Optionally, you can skip this step and bake them without cinnamon. They’re delicious just like that too!
- Arrange the apple slices in a single layer on a silicone mat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour then remove from the oven and flip.
- Bake for another hour then turn the oven off and leave them in the oven until completely cooled.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.