Homemade Apple Chips are simple to make, requiring just 3 –ingredients and 1 baking sheet. Naturally sweet with just a hint of cinnamon.
Friends. Let me introduce you to the most amazing of things: 3 Ingredient Homemade Apple Chips.
Their origin story goes something like this…
Joe had to work late. Mommy was tired. The refrigerator was pretty close to empty.
Solution: make and eat apple chips dipped in yogurt for dinner.
Parenting fail? Nah.
Lazy? This is a judgement free zone, buuuut… let’s be serious. Most definitely☺️.
These non overly sweet -apply-y, perfectly easy hand-held homemade apple chips are made with 3 ingredients and are versatile enough to pack in school lunches, serve for snacks or even (gasp**) to feed your kids for dinner (on occasion?). Yes, I know right? It’s So. Exciting.
Let’s take it from the beginning. You pretty much only need 3 things:
- turbinado sugar (you could use coconut or skip it all together)
You literally slice, sprinkle, bake. That’s it.
I used a mandolin to slice the apple (fancy slicer, not instrument). I was able to thinly slice the apples in under a minute. A mandolin is definitely the easiest way to go, but if you don’t have one you can use a knife (cut em thin!) or a vegetable peeler.
TIME SAVING TIPS AND TRICKS:
Prep: Why bother? With only 3-ingredients and 5 minutes prep there really isn’t any point.
Make Ahead: These apple chips will keep in your pantry for 3-5 days. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
Freezer: I haven’t tried this, but I suspect they would get a little chewy when thawed (which according to Cooper is not a bad thing). My guys LOVE freeze-dried fruit but don’t think they would really be considered apple chips any longer.
- 2 Gala Apples (or any other sweet variety)
- Turbinado or Coconut Sugar
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
- Cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Thinly slice apples using mandolin or knife. There is no need to core the apple. Just remove seeds as you slice.
- Lay apples in a single layer on baking tray. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 90-120 minutes. The longer you cook them, the crispier they will get.
- Apples are on the EWG’s dirty dozen list. If possible, you should purchase organic.
- It may take time, but the apples will crisp up and have a chip-like texture. Cooking time varies based on how thinly you slice your apples. I cooked mine almost 2 hours. When they begin to turn golden brown, I removed them from the oven. Watch them closely, they burn easily.
- Turbinado sugar is MUCH sweeter than coconut sugar. You don’t need to add much of either since the apples are already naturally sweet.
- I know I said it once, but I want to reiterate…. these little guys are awesome to pack in school lunches! Way healthier than potato chips but so good!
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