These are nacho typical chips. Haha, get it?
Anyway, apples are good for you and these apple chips are a great way to get in your apple a day, as prescribed by the doctor. And apples are so in season right now. Apples are the new peach.
Okay, enough. Better get your ovens ready, before it’s too late.
2 golden delicious apples
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
What To Do
Preheat the oven to 225ºF.
Stir together the cinnamon and sugar to combine. Set aside.
Decide whether or not to core your apples, then slice them thinly with a mandolin slicer. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper, and place the apple slices side by side on the parchment, in a single layer. Make sure not to overlap the apple slices or place them on top of each other, otherwise they won’t crisp up. Sprinkle the apple slices with the cinnamon sugar, and note that if you sprinkle from high above, the cinnamon sugar will disperse more evenly.
Bake the apple slices for 1 hour, then remove them from the oven and flip them over. The apples will be floppy, but they will crisp up later. Return the apple slices to the oven for another hour, then turn the oven off. Let the apple chips cool completely in the oven, this is when they will crisp up.
I have no idea what kind of apples I have used so far. I have a friend with a tree in her yard and used those. They are red with some green in them too. I think you should just use your favorite apple or experiment a little to see what you like best.
I did not measure the cinnamon and sugar. I just mixed some together. Start with sugar and then add a little cinnamon to your liking.
These are really tasty! Crisp and delicious!
Some Photos Along the Way
Slicing an apple with my friend’s mandolin
Apple slices on my silicone baking mat, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar
After the first hour
After the second hour and cooled in the oven
These do take some time to make. Perhaps if you have a food dehydrator it would go faster. But to me, it’s totally worth the time. I was so surprised at how good these are! These are so great to munch on and I really hope you give them a try!
Have a great week!