Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Crispy, crunchy baked cinnamon apple chips made at home. Healthy, cheap, easy, and addicting!

Crunchy, simple, healthy Baked Apple Chips. These are so addicting and all you are eating is apples. @sallybakeblog

Apples are my jam. Love love love them.

Apple pie, apple cake, apple cupcakes, apple muffins. Love-it-all.

Easy baked apple chips! Crispy, crunchy, cheap, and simple. These are so addicting and all you are eating is apples. sallysbakingaddiction.com

I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine. I don’t sit around snacking on cookies and cupcakes and cakes and pies and brownies all day. I lead a pretty healthy lifestyle, full of veggies, running, yoga, fruits, whole grains, and a ton of hummus. (so much hummus!) And there’s the occasional treat of course. All of the decadent recipes I share on my blog are what I’ve made with friends, family, neighbors, and more. I donate extras to our church, too. We certainly don’t eat it all ourselves. I have a wedding coming up after all!

One of my favorite healthy treats to snack on are apple chips. They’re crunchy, crispety, and addicting. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I began to make them at home. Not only are they cheaper to make at home, they are SO easy. Slice your apples, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar (optional!), and bake. That’s about it!

Pure apples. It doesn’t get much healthier than this.

Crunchy, simple, healthy Baked Apple Chips. These are so addicting and all you are eating is apples. @sallybakeblog

There’s a few little tricks I use to make them extra crunchy and crispy. First, slice your apples real thin. If your apple slices are thick, they will turn out to be mushy. Still delish, but not what we’re going for here. The thinner your apple slices, the better.

Slicing these apples sure would be easier with a mandolin slicer (totally registering for one), but I just slice them up with a knife since I don’t have one. Use your sharpest knife, turn the apple on its side, and slice. I wish I had an apple corer as well, but alas. I don’t. Oh well!

Some apple slices won’t be perfect. That’s ok! Spread them out into 1 layer on two baking sheets. Make sure you line them with a Silpat for easy clean up and no sticking.

How to make Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

I love cinnamon-sugar anything, so I always sprinkle the apples with a bit of the good stuff.

And by a “bit,” I mean a ton. Lots of cinnamon-sugary-ness. Sometimes I opt for only cinnamon, so if you’re watching your sugar intake, you can definitely skip the sugar part.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

I only sprinkle one side of the apples with cinnamon sugar.

Feel free to flip ’em over and do the other side too!

Easy baked apple chips! Crispy, crunchy, cheap, and simple. These are so addicting and all you are eating is apples. sallysbakingaddiction.com

Another little secret of mine is to bake the apples at a super low temperature in the oven. I bake them at 200F degrees for 2.5 hours. If they aren’t as crunchy as I want them, I bake them for up to three hours. During this time I like to paint my nails, get lost on Pinterest, upload a million pictures of Jude, or watch SVU marathons. Totally addicted!

After 2-3 hours, and flipping the apples once in between, I turn the oven off. Then I keep the apples inside the oven for 1 more hour. Sitting in the oven as it cools down, rather than sitting at room temperature, will help your apple chips crunch up much quicker. The crunchier, the better in my opinion!

Crunchy, simple, healthy Baked Apple Chips. These are so addicting and all you are eating is apples. @sallybakeblog

I love these easy apple chips so much and it’s such a fun way to eat one of my favorite fruits. It’s pretty much a hands off recipe besides cutting your apples and flipping them in the oven. Recipes where I have to do as little work as possible is exactly what I look for in the summertime. Well, all the time actually. 😉

And just a friendly warning: Before you know it, your entire bowl of apple chips will be gone. I know mine like to completely disappear on me. Sneaky little guys!

Crunchy, simple, healthy Baked Apple Chips. These are so addicting and all you are eating is apples! @sallybakeblog

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Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3-4
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

So addicting. And all you are eating is pure apples!


Ingredients

  • 3 apples (I use Granny Smith, Pink Lady, or Honey Crisp)
  • ground cinnamon
  • granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F (93°C). Line two large baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Wash and thinly slice the apples as shown in the photos above. Spread the apple slices onto the baking pans making 1 single layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, flip the apples over, and bake for another 1-1.5 hours. Turn the oven off and keep the apples inside as the oven cools down for 1 hour. This will help them get crunchy. Some apples may just be chewy and only slightly crunchy after 3 hours in the oven. Store apple chips at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Keywords: baked apple chips

Crunchy, simple, healthy Baked Apple Chips. These are so addicting and all you are eating is apples. @sallybakeblog

42 Comments

  1. Oh my. I just turned off the oven. I’ve snatched three slices so far. I don’t know that I’ll wait for them to cool.

    I’ve made apple chips before in the dehydrator but wasn’t thrilled with them. You had me at “crunchy” and they delivered.

    I used parchment paper with no sticking at all. Apple corer, mandolin, 2 hours. Perfection.

    Must go snatch another.

    Thanks Sally!

    1. Very happy you loved these Dotty! Thanks for reporting back.

  2. Tried these last night, they were great! Kids and hubby had them gone in minutes. I cut mine by hand so a few were too thick and soggy but still tasted great. Has anyone ever used Splenda instead of regular sugar? Want to make a bunch but can’t have regular sugar. Thanks

    1. Splenda should be ok. I’m not sure if it has an aftertaste after being baked though? I’m sure you could just leave the sugar out altogether and just use cinnamon. There is so much natural sugar in the apples anyway. Thanks Deasha!

  3. How did you slice the apples for this recipe, Sally? I want to make this (I adore apple chips), but I’m just clueless as to how to get the apples to look like that. :/

    1. Hey Arianna! I simply used a large sharp knife to thinly slice the apples. If you have a mandolin slicer – use that at 3mm setting.

  4. I just made these apple chips last night and they are amazing thanks so much… .I will be making them from now on for my kids and for my self of course… ok mainly for me thanks

  5. Just made these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love them,. Totally addicting!

  6. Constantine says:

    “Pure apples. It doesn’t get much healthier than this.”
    It gets healthier by not putting sugar on them. When you add anything to something it’s not “pure” anymore, and when you add sugar it’s no longer healthy. Good recipe, minus the sugar. Stop saying you’re healthy.

    FYI: Sugar is bad.

    And for all the smart people that are going to comment on “people need sugar”, I am talking about processed sugar.

    1. Hey Constantine! Thanks so much for your opinion! I write many, many times that the sugar is optional. In fact, I love my baked apple chips with only cinnamon. If you’re watching your sugar intake, feel free to leave the sugar off. Thanks again!

      1. Constantine says:

        I apologize for the harshness of my sugar comments. It’s just very frustrating looking for good, healthy vegan recipes; it seems like the majority of people try to put sugar in them and then claim that it’s a “healthy” recipe. Thank you for the recipe, I did make them without the sugar and they were excellent. You seem very nice. 🙂

  7. I’ve been wanting to make these for ages, definitely going to try them. I need more yummy healthy snacks. And I know my nieces will absolutely love them too. I heard cinnamon is suppose to help speed up your metabolism too, so bonus!

  8. I made these today and unfortunatly they didnt work! haha i was wondering if there was anything specific i did wrong? i cut them into thin slices and they turned out very chewy? i also cut some into the rings above

  9. theboltonskydiaries says:

    I just tried making them at home and they turned out mushy- some of the juice ran out all over (and I just used cinnamon, not sugar). I came here to get a perfected recipe- I didn’t know to make them as thin as possible – and COMPELTELY forgot about my mandolin! What was I thinking?!?! Well, just will have to try again 😉

  10. Ive made these several times now and it is all thanks to your recipe. I was looking for a way to use apples that I had up, stumbled upon your website saw the apple chips recipe and that was it! They are so good my husband asks for these on a regular basis now! Thank You for posting this for everyone to see and try This is a make over n over recipe!

  11. These sound great but……I crave caramel apple chips, any suggestions on how to make ’em?

  12. I speeded things up a bit by microwaving the slices for 2 minutes on kitchen paper. Might try putting them in a warm airing cupboard overnight next time to save on fuel! I used a cheese slice to cut them very thinly (only suitable for small apples),

  13. I made a bunch of these last year and this after apple picking with the kids. This year I realized if I cut a thin slice off the side of the apple and then placed it on that side it was more stable to cut. I use nonstick foil and it works perfectly.

  14. I tried these today, but without the sugar or cinammon. They worked brilliantly and even my 16 month old daughter (who I struggle to get to eat fruit and veg) ate some. I need to make more now because we have eaten them all!

  15. Hi Sally, would like to know if you are using a dehydrator/baking oven for this apple chips?

    1. I use an oven.

  16. Hi Sally,

    Thank you for doing these blogs. I am a non denial diabetic now who has changed her life totally. While, I am not the most domestic and would balance a check book, I know I have no choice now but to start eating at home for health sake. I have eliminated sweets for one month now and it has made a change in my blood sugar. So I have been looking for alternatives. I want a taste of sweet now and then but without sugar or the like and no way will I use sugar substitutes. Cinnamon is a great choice and good for you. But with this recipe, how much should I really use? Remember, I am not very domestic:) Thank you!

    1. I’d say for 3 apples – about 1/2 teaspoon sprinkled over all the slices. Enjoy!

  17. Made these for the first time today and oh my gossh… they were so flipping good. Would highly recommend this recipe to anyone 🙂

  18. I made some of these tonight just to try them out.  I love them!  I used stevia instead of regular sugar.  I’ll be making another batch tomorrow! =)

  19. Hi, thanks alot for this easy and amazingly yummy recipe. Everyone at home loves these chips! Just one question – I tried to make in bulk and store but the chips dont remain as crispy as they originally are after I store them overnight in an airtight container (after they have completely cooled) Any suggestions on how to keep them crispy during storage? Thank you once again!

    1. How about a container where there is a lid but its ventilated, as so no moisture is collected. 

  20. Very nice recipe! I will try it within the week, Thanks a lot!

  21. Hi Sally,

    Many Kudos to you.   I’m an Air Force Junior ROTC instructor, teaching Aerospce Science, Leadership, Cultural Studies, and Survival cources to HS students (cadetss).  Just recently, during the ’16 Class Survival trip, a couple of cadets from our “Foodies” team  brought  and shred those baked apple chips with everyone and they were deeeelicous!   Very tasty!!   The “Foodies” chose to make them cause they were easy to prepare, store/carry; plus they’re refreshing, and are an excellent source of energy.   Thank you……and once again, many Kudos!!

  22. I like my apple chips a little on the juicy side. How do I do that with this recipe? Cut the apples thicker and bake them for a shorter amount of time?

    1. That’s what I would suggest, yes.

  23. These came out great! Keeping them in the oven for an hour after it’s been turned off made all the difference. I used parchment paper since I don’t have a Silpat yet. I omitted the sugar and didn’t miss it since I was using sweet honeycrisp apples (my fave). I used a little bit of allspice and they tasted exactly like fall.
    P.S. To readers, listen to Sally and buy an oven thermometer! It makes all the difference in baking. My oven setting of 200 degrees was actually 250 degrees.

  24. Love these Apple Chips. I didn’t have parchment paper so I sprayed the pans. Dusted apple slices with cinnamon and sugar. Baked on one side for an hour then flipped them over for another hour at 200 degrees. Then I turned the oven off and let them sit in the oven for an hour, which I believe is the key to crispness.

  25. Oh my, these are wonderful! Also, I used parchment paper and had no problems with the apples sticking. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! 

  26. Does it matter if we peel the skin off the apples? Just wondering if it will make them less crunchy without the skin. I may not get a reply as this is a 2016 article/recipe and that’s ok.

    1. You can peel the apples if you prefer.

  27. I had a hard time getting mine actually crunchy, so I tried propping my oven slightly open by sticking a wooden spoon in the door and they crunched up perfectly.

  28. I planned to make these for my daughters birthday party as a healthier snack option. I made a practice batch with my toddlers half eaten apples. They take over 3hours to make, my husband demolished the whole lot in less than 20mins! Now I know what I’m doing in the future with all the nibbled on fruit! I’m keen to try this with pears too…

  29. Could you put theses in a dehydrator? What would be the setting(s) and for how long?
    I’m anxious to try these, but waiting on a broken oven!

    1. I can’t see why not! I don’t have one, so I can’t tell you how long they will take. Let me know how they are!

  30. I’m looking to make your breakfast cookies recipe and no store near me sells dried apples apparently. Would this recipe work to use an add in to the cookies if I cut them in pieces and don’t sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar?

    1. Definitely. You can slightly reduce the baking time here as well– so they aren’t as crunchy in your cookies. (And since they’ll be baked twice.)

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