We are very lucky to get local apples through most of the winter months. My kids love them so much, I usually get them by the bushel. There are so many ways to eat apples, they never seem to tire of them. The majority of our apples are just eaten whole or cut up into big slices – but if you are looking for a fun snack to use up some extra apples, these oven-dried apple chips will be a big hit.
So Many Snack Options …
These oven-dried apple chips are the current favorite after school snack. A friend of mine shared her recipe and we only had to modify it a tiny bit. The one problem with the apple chip baking process is that it takes a little while… you might want to nibble on them as they cook and then your kids will ask you why the pans are only half full of apple chips when they get home from school. Not that this has ever happened to me…
These oven-dried apple chips are a great way to get your kids involved in the snack time process. My children love to peel the apples for me before I thinly slice them on my mandolin.
If you don’t have a mandolin, no worries, you can also thinly slice them with a knife. If you use a mandolin, please, please, please be careful!! I use a handguard at all times.
Whole 30 Recipe Adjustment
If you are making these apple chips for a Whole30 snack, skip the brown sugar and just use cinnamon. For everyone else, the amount of brown sugar I use is probably 1/2 teaspoon or less for an entire tray of apples. I really take some brown sugar between my fingers and rub my fingers together over the apple chips creating a super-light sprinkling of brown sugar dust over the apple slices.
Oven-Dried Apple Chips Recipe
Oven Dried Apple Chips
- 2 apples , peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
Peel apples and thinly slice them using a mandolin or sharp knife.
Spread evenly on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar.
Bake at 200 degrees for an hour. Turn over and cook for another hour.
Turn off the oven and let the apple chips cool in the oven.
Some other favorite apple recipes …