These Cinnamon Apple Chips, made with a few simple ingredients, are a healthy snack your whole family will love.
Don’t these Cinnamon Apple Chips look GORGEOUS?! Every once in a while I take a photo that I’m really, really proud of and this is one of them. It just pops from the screen yelling “Eat Me!”. Isn’t that, after all, what a food blog should do? Entice you to try to make all of these wonderful recipes at home yourself.
My family and I love to go apple picking at our local orchard in the Fall. It’s a fun day out where we pick our apples, get mums for the yard, snack on cider doughnuts and kettle corn and finally seek out the perfect pumpkin to carve later in the month. I love sampling the different varieties of apples, but I tend to pick McIntosh or Honeycrisp because they are always naturally sweet and great for eating and baking.
I recently purchased a bag of McIntosh apples at my local farmers market because I wanted to experiment with homemade apple chips and we haven’t ventured out yet to pick them ourselves. I don’t know why it took me this long to do so, because this is probably the EASIEST recipe you can make. The only caveat is that it has to cook for a few hours in order to allow the apples to dehydrate in the oven. Let me tell you, these Cinnamon Apple Chips were totally worth the wait! My youngest daughter had a friend over and they devoured them in no time flat. I did tell her to leave some for her father to try, but he only got 3 chips so I guess I’ll have to make these again very soon. These Cinnamon Apple Chips are a delicious, healthy snack that are naturally gluten free and you don’t have to worry about your kids over indulging.
If you want to head outdoors this weekend to see some picturesque Fall foliage, try apple picking! Click here for a listing of events by state Apple Festivals 2014. And if you live in the tri-state area, you won’t want to miss my favorite Applefest in Warwick this Sunday, October 5th. ~Enjoy!
What is your favorite way to utilize apples?
- 4 Apples, cored and sliced ⅛” thick (I used McIntosh)
- 1-2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp. Granulated Sugar, if needed
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit.
- Add the sliced apples to a large bowl; then coat the apples with the cinnamon and/or sugar.
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and line the apples flat on the pan. You may need to use two pans so that they are not overlapping.
- Bake 2-3 hours until the chips are dry yet still soft. Allow to cool completely before placing them in an air tight container for up to 4 days (if they last that long!).