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These Cinnamon Apple Chips are a beautiful, fat-free snack that only requires three ingredients and some low and slow time in the oven!

This Homemade Apple Chips Recipe takes a little time to prep and bake, but are a much healthier treat than their fried, store bought counterparts.

Cinnamon Apple Chips in a white bowl

Cinnamon Apple Chips

These beautiful, rippled cinnamon apple chips are easy and impressive to make at home. You just need a simple benriner slicer to ensure you get ultra thin slices (feel free to try with a knife, but it could be difficult, not to mention dangerous, cutting through the core) and time parked at home for one delicious, healthy snack!

Cinnamon Apple Chips in a white ceramic bowl next to fresh apples

Dehydrated Apple Slices vs Apple Chips

I was expecting crisp chips when I first made this recipe. You know, like fragile potato chips that crumble with any pressure. But in this case, the final result was a little chewy, more like thin dehydrated apples than true apple chips. No matter what you call these, they were darn tasty! My second batch spent a little more time in the oven.

After sampling a few of these cinnamon apple chips, I knew I’d be sharing them with my friends. A group of my knitting friends were coming over for coffee, chatting and, of course, knitting. When I revealed I’d made these, one friend replied that she was going to ask where I bought them! I gave her the rundown on preparation, including the kind of apples I used and she was going to make a batch that day.

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Apple Chips

  • Try making these with your favorite apple. Try sweet, tart, crisp and softer apples to see what you like best.  Aim for flavorful apples.  I used my current favorite eating apples, Honey Crisp and Pink Lady.
  • The slices must be very, very thin so that they are able to lose most of their moisture in the oven and get crisp. A mandoline or benriner works best for the thinnest, most consistent slices. I was OK with mine having a little chewiness, but you may want to extend your cooking time to allow for a crisper bite.
  • Bake low and slow. 200-225 degrees allows for the apples to dehydrate without browning or burning.
  • Spice these up however you like. I used cinnamon and sugar, but you may prefer pumpkin pie spice, or even a pinch of cayenne for a little kick!
  • Once they are done baking, let them cool in the oven, allowing for even more evaporation.
  • Be prepared to make a double batch! These are addictive!
A stack of Cinnamon Apple Chips on a square white plate with fresh apples and cinnamon sticks

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Apple Chips Healthy?

These apple chips are baked, not fried, so they're definitely healthier than any store bought chips. They provide fiber and some Vitamin C, too.

How Long Does It Take to Make Apple Chips?

Making apple chips is not a quick process. To truly dry out the apple slices, it takes 2 1/2 active hours in the oven, then a resting time overnight in a turned off oven. Using a dehydrator is faster, but the apples will be chewier.

How Do You Store Apple Chips?

Apple Chips should be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. If they lose their crispness, just rebake them at a low temperature. They also taste great as a chewy snack, so another alternative is to eat them as is.

Used to Make This Recipe:

Ingredients to Add to Your Shopping List:

You don’t even need a shopping list since this easy apple recipe only needs three ingredients, most of which you may already have in your kitchen!

  • 4 Apples – Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Fuji and Gala all work well
  • Sugar – just plain old granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon

More Apple Recipes You’ll Love:

Whether or not your in the midst of autumn, apple recipes can be made any time of year!

Yield: 6 servings

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Apple Chips

These Cinnamon Apple Chips are a beautiful, fat-free snack that only requires three ingredients and some low and slow time in the oven!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 apples (I used 2 Honeycrisp and 2 Pink Lady apples)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Using a benriner or mandolin, slice apples into very thin (1/16th inch or so) slices, though the core to make round slices. Discard the ends.

Add the slices to a large bowl and toss with the cinnamon and sugar. I used my fingers to rub a very small amount of the sugar mixture onto each slice, then rubbed the slices together to distribute evenly.

Place slices on the prepared baking sheets in one layer, popping out any seeds during the process.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours, then remove from the oven and flip each slice over (I found using my fingers was easier and quicker than using a spatula.

Bake for another hour, then turn off the oven and leave sheets in the oven over night or until oven cools.

Store in an airtight container. These are a cross between dried fruit and chips as they don't get crispy like potato chips.  To "re-crisp" preheat the oven to 200 degrees and place the apple chips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Turn off the oven and let the chips stay in the oven a few hours or overnight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 15g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
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27 comments on “Cinnamon Apple Chips”

  1. I love to snack on apple chips, chewy or crisp! These look so evenly thin and delicious.

  2. I love these Liz, they would make wonderful snacks for kids too! And at a fraction of the price of purchased snacks!

  3. oh this is awesome ! Thanks for this recipe!

  4. Oh, my, Liz! What a great way to savour the season without stretching the waist line. What a great snack!

  5. Ooohhh these look so perfect for the fall weather we’re (finally) having here! I’m definitely going to make a batch this weekend to celebrate cooler temps!

  6. I love the idea of these, a great way to use apples at this time of year too.

  7. Yum! I’ve never thought to bake them that long, but I’m really intrigued now! They look delicious!

  8. Feel like grabbing that bowl of chips off the screen 😛 Apple chips are such a fun idea!

  9. Mmmmmm! I love-love-love dried apples. Thanks for sharing.

  10. These look so pretty. They’d make a great decoration for an apple cake.

  11. I love the fact that they are a little chewy! so you did not need to add a little lemon juice to prevent them from browning?

  12. These apple chips are beautiful! It has a lot of rustic charm. I bet they smelled amazing in the oven.

  13. I think these would be quite addicting and surely a change from a fresh apple. Can’t wait to give them a try!

  14. Sooo pretty, Liz. The texture sounds like a cross between dried pineapples and potato chips. The chips would be a hit at any CA party – guaranteed!

  15. Liz, these are so pretty I think I would call them Apple Ruffles! Betcha can’t eat just one!

  16. These sound delicious, thanks for sharing!

  17. Couldn’t be simpler and so pretty! Thanks for the recipe.

  18. This is what I should be snacking on now before the sugar rush hits!

  19. I love making these healthy chips! They are so simple to make and I add extra cinnamon to mine!

  20. I just made these today after a big weekend of apple picking! They were a huge hit with the kids!

  21. My girls and I love apple chips, but I always hate buying them because it seems like there is more air than chips in the bag. So I’m so glad that we can make these now. They are so delicious and a perfect snack!

  22. This sounds like such an easy autumn treat!

  23. These were so easy to make! A favorite snack around here! 

  24. It’s time to get out the mandolin and make these apple chips again this year! They’re always a winner!

  25. These look so pretty & tasty!! What a great little fall gift for friends and family – that is, if I don’t eat them all first myself!!

  26. Fall means apples at my house, and that makes me a happy girl! This is going on the must make list.

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