Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Move Over, Potato Chips

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Welcome to fall! With all those orchard apples you’ve picked, why not stray away from traditional apple pie or apple crisp and make apple chips? It’s a minimal recipe that maximizes taste by baking the apple slices to bring out their natural flavor. So when you’re in need of a snack, look no further but to these healthy “chips”.  I made these yesterday for the first time since last winter, and after baking these and leaving the chips to cool, I left for a post-studying run. I came home to find that my mom had eaten the half the chips! The half empty plate speaks for itself. The Apple Chips are “I-can’t-stop-eating-these” good.

Ingredients (makes 2-4 servings).

  • 2 large sweet apples, like Gala or Honeycrisp
  • Cooking spray
  • Foil (optional)
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)

Directions.

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or a foil-covered baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Wash and core the apples. (Coring is optional. You can still slice the apple whole, seeds and all.)
  3. With the skin still on, halve the apple and then thinly slice the apple. The thinner they are, the more they’ll dry out.
  4. Place on the baking sheet so none overlap.
  5. Bake for about 1 hr.  Remove slices from oven and flip each slice over.
  6. Bake for an additional 30 min to 1 hr, depending on how “chip-like” you would like your apple chips.
  7. If you want a sweeter snack, lightly dust with cinnamon sugar before or after baking. (The apple chips pictured are just plain and delicious.)
  8. Let cool and enjoy!

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