Baked Apple Chips: A Lunchbox Winner

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks
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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

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  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 Gurk

About Rachel

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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Because they take so long to make, I'd like to make a larger batch and keep them. Any suggestions on how to keep them fresh and for how long? Thanks!

Amber
bluebonnetbaker.com @ tracyp

Hi Tracy,
You should be able to double or triple the batch easily, but please make sure that the apple chips are in a single layer on the baking sheet, with no overlapping (you may need multiple baking sheets), so that they dry and crisp properly. These keep for a week or more in an airtight container, and we bet you could freeze them too, though we haven't tried it. Hope that helps! Amber | Managing Editor, foodfanatic

Stephie swope
stephiecooks.com

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

Nancy p at thebittersideofsweet

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