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. I’ve often said I could live off of apples (and carrots!) alone and be a happy girl so of course, I am loving this recipe. Such a fun idea. ๐Ÿ™‚ And your nail polish is adorable, as always.

      1. We definitely have that in common! Love it. Apples, carrots and hummus make me a happy girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These are some gorgeous photos!
    I think this is a fun way to get my daughter to eat apples ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Yes! There are certain dates of the month when they accept food donations, so I always freeze some then bring later! Thanks so much Amy, I knew you’d love these!

  4. I think you may have read my mind because just the other day I was wondering how to make my own dried fruit at home. I have tons of peaches and kiwis, which I am going to try your recipe with!

  5. These look delicious! I would love to dip them in vanilla Greek yogurt!
    Cute nail polish too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. These look great! I can’t wait for a weekend when I have enough time to make these. Would this recipe work for most other types of fruit too? Like say pears or maybe even strawberries?

    1. Hey Jessica! I’ve done this with pears, but that’s about it. I know you can make banana chips as well this way, but I haven’t tried it.

  7. I hear ya on the baking thing. I LOVE baking indulgent treats, but I eat a little and get the rest out of the house ASAP, otherwise it’s gonna be on my hips. I’m an apple addict, and these chips look so delicious. My kids would love ’em too!

  8. Oh man I love apple chips but always buy them. I am sure the homemade version taste way better plus it has to be much more economically sound. Thanks for such a great recipe!

  9. Love this Sally! These look so simple and perfect! I must admit I usually just buy apple chips or dried apples from Sprouts or Trader Joe’s but these look so much better ๐Ÿ™‚ Might make them tomorrow.

  10. YUM! I’m a cinnamon addict! There is only one thing better than baking with apples and cinnamon and that is baking with apples, cinnamon and pecans!

  11. I made these not long ago and loved them. Such a great snack. I shall try to make them again soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I absolutely adore apple chips. I always make a batch every fall but they really should be a year round thing!

  13. I would eat the whole batch of these, Sally! Love these healthy little treats. It’s so important to have balance when you’re a baking blogger. All of my leftovers go to my neighbors and Dad’s work.

    1. Yes! I always have to give leftovers away. And I love these apple chips! I’m making a bunch this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I made these tonight and they are soooo good. Do you live close to an aldi? Right now they’re selling a mandoline $5! I bought it last year and its awesome. They also have apple corers for a dollar something. I used both to make these and it was so easy!

    1. $5 mandoline!!!?? I think there is an aldi closeby, I’ll have to search. Thank you so much for letting me know! Glad you love these, Katy!

      1. Just happened to see this blog while looking up apple chips…..had made them before but forgot what temp to put the oven at. Anyway, I also wanted to mention, I just got a mandolin at Walmart for $10, in case you can’t find one at Aldi’s. The one I got isn’t called a mandolin on the package…just says “multi slicer”. The recipe I had tried before had you simmer a cup of water with a cup of sugar….you dip your apple slices in that for 20 seconds, then let drip off on a rack, then pop in the oven. Kind of a sticky mess on your cupboard. I might try pineapple juice next time since I don’t really like the idea of all that sugar. I also saw a few recipes where they just sliced the apples and baked them…no sugar at all. Anyway you bake ’em , they’re sooo good! (I’ve tried the dehydrator thang, but NINE hours later, you only have a few leathery rings to show for your work Ooooh, sorry. I tend to blather!

      2. Great tip for the Walmart slicer! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it, Coolie. You can’t beat $10. Sometimes I make these without a sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar. Or I just use cinnamon. Like you, I have no patience for a dehydrator!

  15. Baking these right now. I’m using parchment paper and some of the thinner slices stuck so much that I couldn’t flip them. Any advice? Thanks

    1. Hi Cara! It sounds like you had some super juicy apples! Try using a silicone baking mat next time. They’re inexpensive, reusable, and 100% nonstick baking mats. I encourage al of my readers to have at least one in their kitchen. You can bake anything on it with 0 problems. http://www.silpat.com

  16. I’m so excited to try these after I go apple picking next weekend! Do you happen to know about how many calories the apple chips are, or is the amount of sugar so minimal that there’s no need to worry?

    I also can’t wait to try your other skinny recipes! I just bought a bunch of bananas and waiting for them to ripen so I can stick them in the freezer for one of your delicious smoothies ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m very intrigued by the banana whip to see how it turns out.

    1. Hi Meghan, I wouldn’t wonder about the calories in apples. And you can use a sugar substitute if you please. Enjoy that banana whip!

  17. I’m sorry if this posts more than once. I was having a problem getting it to submit.
    Anyhoo! I just got a ton of apples from a friend’s tree and came straight here (naturally) for an idea (preferably semi-healthy) on what to do with them.
    So you just cut right through the core and use everything, if you don’t have an apple corer?
    I think I am going to have to give a couple of those are not-so-healthy recipes a try too. They look too good to pass up!!

    1. Hi Christine! I don’t have a corer so yes, I just cut through the core! The entire apple. Hope you try these… as well as those not-so-healthy desserts too!

  18. Trying to make these today, as we have many apples on hand! However, my gas oven doesn’t heat lower than 275… Hopefully they still turn out nicely.

    1. I know it’s an old question, but it’s new to me! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Did the apples stick or the cinnamon sugar? I have now made several batches of these (they keep disappearing!) on parchment paper with no sticking, but I don’t add the cinnamon sugar.

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