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.ย 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 200ยฐF (93ยฐC). 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.ย 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

216 Comments

  1. Archived!…Perfect paleo snack imho (if occasional and using a tart apple as you have done here!)…Question…could I possible use a stevia granulated sweetener…like a Truvia stevia/erythritol blend or coconut palm sugar to sub for the regular sugar? Thank you for the wonderful snack share!

  2. I try my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle too so these chips are right up my alley. I could snack on these all day!

  3. These look great! I’m always looking for healthy snacks to bring to work for when I get the munchies in the afternoon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Well, while I’m sorry that you don’t have an apple corer when you’d like one, your lack certainly makes for some gorgeous photos! The little star shape in the middle of the chips is so pretty. I always love with apple pies are topped with slices like that. I’ve also made some delicious (if I may brag ;)) snickerdoodles with a cinnamon-sugar apple round on top. Some of my prettiest cookies ever. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for this recipe! It’s astounding how expensive apple chips are, so it’s great of you to give us an economical alternative!

    1. Caley – I am LOVING your apple/snickerdoodle idea. I may just use it and give credit to you my dear. I can only imagine how gorgeous! You are so creative.

  5. Oooh I am doing this right now. Right now! The perfect light snack for us ladies tonight for our Doctor Who marathon. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. So yummy! I love cinnamon snacks and desserts in mid-summer – its when I start craving fall flavors again! Great recipe, Sally.

  7. Your apple chips look great! I’ll be going apple picking later this year so I will definitely be making this recipe!

  8. These have been on my life forEVER!! I go through the store bought ones in a day easily! Also, when you used the word crispety I think I started to love you even more. Wasn’t even sure that was possible. Love everything about this post! You are speaking my language, Sally! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Hi Sally I was just wondering if you have a good apple slice recipe that has not got a soggy bottom thanks

    Linda

  10. This is such a nice and easy recipe that definitely doesn’t feel “healthy”. Cinnamon is such a treat and these are great for throwing in lunches on the go. Love them!

  11. I’ve got to agree with everyone on here, these are so simple but look amazing and I’m sure taste even better. I’d love to make these up at the cottage or even just to bring to work, I’ll definitely be making these soon! Thanks for the great recipe (and photos)!

  12. I work from home, but my hubby likes to bring healthy snacks to worth with him to snack on during the day. This is a great option!!

  13. Yum! I love apple chips and these sound toooooo easy not to make. Perfect to snack on, add to trail mix or topping on vanilla ice cream!

  14. I love baking fruit and dehydrating things. I haven’t posted anything like this in a few years because I got sick of people saying they didn’t have a dehydrator so couldn’t make it – and I would always tell them to do what you did! A 200F oven works beautifully. I love your apple chips, Sally! I’d have a hard time waiting 4 hrs or so for them to be ready! I’d be snacking on them the whole time ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. These would be gone in minutes around me. MINUTES! I love making dried fruit at home and apple chips are my favorite!
    Just like you, I actually eat very healthy and share all the treats with friends and family. These though? No sharing. They are all mine!
    Thanks for reminding me to make these, even in summer!

  16. Just gorgeous! Sally, you even make apple chips look sexy, LOL! Seriously, stunning photography. Apple crisps are one of my favorite all-natural homemade treats (safe on any diet and good for everyone) year ’round. Also, you had me at “crispety”! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for sharing, girl!

  17. Yep, definitely gone before I know it! What a perfect treat to take with us on the go and have in the truck. (Cz you know we gotta snack and drive/ride at the same time!)

  18. These wouldn’t last long here! Balancing a mostly dessert blog and a healthy lifestyle is hard work, but this fits the bill perfectly! I’ve bought apple chips before but they’ve just been mushy and chewy. These look like they’re just the opposite!

  19. These are the perfect snack! Perfect for when I get the munchies and sweet enough to satisfy my sugar craving!

  20. I loooove apples, but last year was a bad apple year and they’re getting pretty icky around here — can’t wait until I can go to an apple orchard this fall and make these chips! They sound pretty perfect to me.

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