Baked Apple Cinnamon Chips

Looking for a cleaner sweet treat without any added sugars or preservatives? Try these simple baked apple chips; just apples, cinnamon, and time. As a bonus, they are so easy to make; you don’t even need a mandoline slicer!

TIP: Technically, you can use your favorite type of apple, but for this snack, the sweeter the better. I recommend using one of my favorite apples, Honeycrisp.

NOTE: Slicing your apples thinly is of paramount importance for this snack! Keep your slices no thicker than 1/8th of an inch. If you are confident in your knife skills, you can accomplish this by simply slicing thinly. However, if that intimidates you, feel free to use a mandoline slicer.

NOTE: Your final baking time depends on the size and moisture of your apples. Start with 2 hours, then check them. If they’re still too wet, keep going! To test their doneness, remove a single chip from the oven and let it sit for 2-3 minutes at room temperature. If it crisps up, it’s done!

TIP: You can use an apple corer to remove the center and seeds before slicing, if you prefer. However, I just used my knife to slice around the core and removed any stray seeds with my fingers. Easy peasy!

Baked Apple Cinnamon Chips
(Original recipe: Well Plated)

3-4 apples (I recommend Honeycrisp)
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or to taste)

Place racks in the upper and lower thirds of your oven and preheat it to 200F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.

Wash your apples. Core them, if preferred.

With a very sharp knife or a mandoline slicer, slice the apples horizontally into 1/8 inch-thick rounds.

In a large bowl, toss the apple slices in the cinnamon until evenly distributed.

Arrange the apples in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 1 hour in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.

Switch the pans’ position on the upper and lower racks. Continue baking for 1 to 1-1/2 additional hours. The apples are done when they crisp up after 2-3 minutes at room temperature. To test the doneness, remove a single apple slice but let the others continue baking.

Once you are happy with the crispness, turn off the oven and let the apples sit in the oven for 1 hour as it cools down to crisp further.

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