Apple Chips

5 from 18 votes

Simple to make with only two ingredients, these apple chips are a delicious and healthy fruit snack; Air fryer and oven instructions included

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These homemade apple chips are the perfect healthy snack for the whole family. Simple and easy to make, you can dehydrate them in your oven or in the air fryer. Seasoned with cinnamon, they are naturally sweet with no added sugar.

Plate full of apple chips

Ingredients & tools

  • Apples: What are the best apples for apple chips? Opt for apples that are naturally sweet so there’s no need to add sugar. Honeycrisp, pink lady, fuji and gala work very well in this recipe.
  • Cinnamon: This is such a great complement to apples. You can also add a pinch of nutmeg if you’d like!
  • Apple corer: An apple corer is the easiest way to remove the tougher core of the apple. You can make these without removing the core if you prefer, and just slice them.
  • Mandolin or Sharp Knife: A mandolin is a quick and easy way to cut the apple into thin slices. You can also use a knife, but try to make them as thin as possible so that they crisp up.
Apples, cinnamon and apple corer to make the recipe

How to make Apple Chips

prepare the apples

  • Core the apples if preferred and slice thinly.
  • Toss the apple slices in the cinnamon to coat.
2 image collage to show how to slice apples with mandolin and then tossing apples with cinnamon

cook in the oven

  • Place the apple slices on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake until crispy and let cool on a baking rack to crisp even more.
2 image collage to show the apples on a baking sheet before and after cooking

cook in the air fryer

  • Place the apple slices into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook until crispy, flipping a few times and allow to cool.
2 image collage to show the apples in the air fryer before and after cooking

Tips for making apple chips

  1. Make sure to thinly slice the apples. Using a very sharp knife or a mandolin will help with this and the thinness of the apple slices is what helps them get crisp.
  2. Don’t crowd the air fryer or the baking dish. Some overlap is ok especially in the air fryer but keep them apart allows for more crisping.
  3. Skip the oil. There’s no need to add oil whether you’re baking in the oven or air frying the apple chips. The oil adds moisture and because of the long cooking time and low heat, it can slow down the crisping process.
  4. Don’t skip the cooling process. When the apples are done cooking, whether in the oven or the air fryer, make sure to place them on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes. When the cool air circulates around the thin apple chips, it helps them firm up and become more crisp.

Frequently asked questions

Which method of cooking is best?

Both oven baking and air frying result in crispy sweet apple chips. Oven baking takes longer, around 3 hours, and air frying will only take around 15 minutes, but you can cook larger quantities in the oven. Whichever way you make them, they’ll turn out delicious!

What are the best apples to use for making apple chips?

Look for sweet apples so that the apple chips taste sweetened without adding any sugar. Varieties like Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji or Golden Delicious work well. You can also opt for a tart choice like Granny Smith if you don’t prefer sweet apple chips.

Do you have to use seasonings?

A little cinnamon works wonders with these apple snacks, and other spices like nutmeg or cloves would work great too. You can of course enjoy them plain of you prefer.

How long do they keep?

Once your apple chips have fully cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. They will keep well for around a week and are great to add to lunch boxes. The crunch usually goes away after 24 hours though.

Hand holding apple chip to show crispy texture

Whether you oven bake or air fry these apple chips, they turn out so great! Super simple, but so delicious! They are a great healthy snack to have on hand, and the whole family love them!

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Apple Chips

Simple to make with only two ingredients, these apple chips are a delicious and healthy fruit snack; Air fryer and oven instructions included
5 from 18 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Snack
Calories 48
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 apples like honeycrisp or pink lady
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Use an apple corer to core the apples if you prefer. Then using a very sharp knife or a mandolin, slice the apples widthwise into ⅛ inch thickness.
  • Transfer the apple slices to a large bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon. Toss well to combine.

For Oven

  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the apples in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven until the apples are crisp to the touch, about 3 hours, flipping halfway through.
  • Transfer the apples to a wire rack and allow to come to room temperature, which will help them get more crisp.

For Air Fryer

  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Arrange the apples in a single layer in the air fryer, being careful not to overlap them. Air fry until they are crisp to the touch, about 15 minutes, flipping a few times.
  • Transfer the apples to a wire rack and allow to come to room temperature, which will help them get more crisp.

Notes

Storage: Once fully cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 98mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

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