These crispy baked apple chips make the perfect Fall snack! They are healthy, easy to make, and crazy addicting to snack on!
It seems like as soon as Fall rolls around people go nuts for everything pumpkin. But me? I LOVE apple. You walk into the store and see like 10 different varieties of apples – that’s heaven. I think I’ve probably eaten one a day for the last few weeks. I just can’t get enough!
A few years ago we went apple picking, which was so fun! Nothing better than walking around an orchard on a crisp Fall day. I pulled my little cart behind me putting apple after apple in the bin. A few hours later we got to the front and I had picked over 30 pounds of apples…oops? I can say with confidence that not a single apple went to waste. There was apple sauce, apple butter and many of these apple chips involved.
Don’t let these apple chips fool you – they are a cinch to make. You just slice them realllly thin, toss them on a baking sheet and let the oven do the rest. Easy peasy! You can use a knife to cut the slices or you can use a mandolin slicer (I have this hand-held mandolin, it’s small and easy to use) – the slicer makes it quicker and gets them thinner and a bit more uniform. Just remember you want you apple slices pretty thin, if they are too thick they don’t come out crunchy (the thick ones will be kinda smushy).
My favorite part about these apple chips is how you can do so many fun variations with them. You can start with any kind of apples – I prefer a little mix of a few kinds so I have some different flavors mixed in the bunch. You can leave the slices plain or you can sprinkle them with all kinds of goodies. Sometimes I just add a little sprinkle of cinnamon (Vietnamese cinnamon is my favorite right now), sometimes a cinnamon sugar mixture, or if I’m feeling really feisty I use some apple pie spice mixed with sugar (I love my homemade apple pie spice blend!). Usually I’ll do a baking sheet of plain and a sheet of a fun flavor just to have a little variety.
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