Friday, August 15, 2014

Baked Apple Chips

I am constantly in the search for healthy snacks for my kids.  I always want to duplicate things that I see in the stores that cost a lot of money and are still filled with chemicals I'm not crazy about my kids having!!  We always see the dried fruit chips in Costco that are actually pretty healthy but seriously, I think they are so overpriced.  So...I found this awesome recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction!

I am going for crispy apple chips.  I am not a fan of the mushy and chewy ones.  First what I did was slice the apples very thin.  I just used a knife but if you have a mandolin slicer that would be ideal!  A corer would be nice too...If I start making these a bunch, I'll invest at least in a corer for sure!

Slice them thin and then put them on a baking sheet.  I recommend using parchment paper or a Silpat for easy cleaning and so they don't stick!

I sprinkled these with cinnamon only.  While I wanted to drench it in cinnamon sugar, I really wanted to do it completely with no added sugar!!  So that's what I did!!

Baked Apple Chips, healthy snack, clean eating recipe
Ready for the oven!

Baked Apple Chips
3-4 apples
  • Slice very thin
  • Place in single layer on baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Dust with cinnamon
  • Bake at 200 F degrees for 2.5 hours
  • Flip one time during the 2.5 hours
  • After the time is finished.  Turn off oven and keep apples inside for 1 more hour.  (making them crisp up better).
(To make them crispy you'll want to bake them at a low temperature...200F degrees for 2.5 hours.  If you still want them more crispy you can continue to bake up to 3 hours.)

I know I'll be making these larger quantities this time!!  This will make a great snack for back to school snack ideas and lunches!!!

Baked Apple Chips, healthy snack, clean eating recipe
So delicious...gone in minutes!!

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