You want to talk about a snack that is super easy and actually good for you, these homemade apple chips are the perfect fall snack. Be careful though, they won’t last long.
I’ve been wanting to make some apple chips for quite a while, but just never got around to it for some reason. But that changes today! I guess in the back of my mind, I was waiting to get a dehydrator, which we don’t have (maybe one day). But you honestly don’t need it for these homemade apple chips.
The key is to bake at a really low temperature (200F) for 2-3 three hours. Oh and it’s also important to be able to slice the apples thin so if you have a mandolin it will make things much easier. What’s crazy about this recipe is it’s only two ingredients! I haven’t looked back at all my recipes I’ve shared to date, but I imagine it’s the least amount of ingredients I’ve used. Oh and these are way healthier than what you would buy at the store, as these aren’t loaded with sugar. When you think about it, most healthy recipes don’t have a ton of ingredients. I just use some apple pie spice to sprinkle over the apples and believe me, it gives them great flavor. If you don’t have apple pie spice, don’t worry as it’s easy to make with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. And if you only have cinnamon, that will work too. So if you’re looking for a healthy snack, I’d give these homemade apple chips a try! You might just be making them weekly!
What Ingredients are in these Homemade Apple Chips?
- Apple pie spice
Does It Matter What Type of Apples I Use?
No. I love Honeycrisp apples but you can really use whatever apple you like – whether it’s Granny Smith or Fuji or Gala.
Other Snack Recipes:
You want to talk about a snack that is super easy and actually good for you, these homemade apple chips are the perfect fall snack.
- 2 large Honeycrisp apples
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
Preheat oven to 200F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Wash the apples. With an apple corer, knife, or the round side of a metal piping tip, core the apples (you can skip this step if you don't care about the seeds).
Using a mandolin, set to 1/8" thick and slice the apples horizontally. You can also use a knife but obviously it's hard to remain consistent.
Arrange the apples in a single layer on the two baking sheets. Sprinkle the apple pie spice over the apples (if you don't have apple pie spice, mix 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp allspice and 1/4 tsp nutmeg). Bake for 1 1/2 hours then flip the apples and bake for another hour.
You'll know they're almost done when you remove one apple chip and it's crispy after 2-3 minutes. Turn oven off and let the apples sit for 1 hour. Remove and serve immediately or store in airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.