Baked Apple Chips: A Lunchbox Winner

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks

These baked apple chips are insanely easy to make and are a healthy snack both kids and adults will love. They're perfect for tucking in the lunchbox too.

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What is it about turning something into a chip that makes it so irresistible? Kale Chips – amazing. Almost as good as potato chips. Sweet potato chips? Love them! (Pssst---you can make these sweet potato chips in FIVE minutes!)

These apple chips do not disappoint either. They have the perfect crunch that keeps you coming back for more and more. Paired with the antioxidant power of cinnamon, these are a powerhouse snack for both kids and adults.

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They take a little time to make but it is almost all hands off. Start them when you wake up in the morning and by 10 AM your oven will be free, and you’ll be enjoying a healthy morning snack.

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All there is to it:

  • Core the apples (if you want, but it isn’t necessary).
  • Slice them super thin (use a mandolin if you have one!).
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon (and sugar if your sweet tooth is being needy).
  • Bake.
  • Flip them over and bake a little longer.

That’s it! Told you it was easy. We all loved these and will definitely be making them again soon. 

You know what goes great with apples? Peanut butter. You've got to make Rachel's Peanut Butter Lover's Homemade Trail Mix Recipe to go with these apple chips for an awesome afternoon snack. 

    2 Servings


  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 225°F.
  2. Using a mandolin, slice apples very thinly. Core if desired prior to slicing.
  3. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper and spread out the apple slices in a single layer.
  4. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  5. Bake for one hour, flip apple slices over, and continue to bake for another hour.
  6. Turn off oven and let slices cool in the oven for about an hour before removing from the oven.


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Rachel freely admits she could eat popcorn every day on her blog Rachel Cooks. Given her love of snacks, we decided she'd be a perfect addition as a Snack Fanatic.

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    These would last a whopping 2.6 seconds around me. I love apple chips!! So delicious.


    These look wonderful! I know my kids would love them. Anyway to cut them without a mandolin if you don't own one?

    Rachel-gurk @ Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    You can absolutely use a knife for these! However, the thicker they are, the more they will be a bit chewy, less crispy. Similar to dried apples slices. If the slices are slightly thicker than you can achieve with a mandolin, I would recommend coring the apples first.

    Focus on trying to get even slices so they all cook at the same pace. :) Enjoy!

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