Easy Recipes: Healthy Apple Chips, A Great Snack

Easy Apple Chips….and they’re healthy!

How about some easy recipes for apple chips that the kids can help make (except for the slicing) and you can let them eat as much as they want?  If they eat the entire batch, they would only be eating one or two apples? Why not?  ( More Easy Recipes here.)

If you have fruit trees in your garden, this is a simple and great use for the apples.

First of all, you get the nutrition of an apple with little to no sodium, cholesterol, or saturated fats.  It has fiber, and Vitamin C,  and bit of Vitamin A and calcium. The glycemic load is 6 for an apple. And the kids can take this as a portable snack after it has cooled and dried.  Or you could take a quick break from gardening and munch a few without any guilt at all.

Healthy Apple Chips - The Hypertufa Gardener
See how the apple slices are so thin?


What could be better?

Second, I should say that the best way to make these Apple Chips is by slicing them with one of those mandoline slicers. They are so nice to have. I was a little scared of mine at first, but when you get used to it, it is such a time saver.


Kids stay away from the mandoline slicer!


The mandoline slicer will slice an apple into very thin slices in two minutes! I sliced two apples and had almost three trays of slices to bake. I didn’t find it necessary to core the apples since the slices were so thin, the seeds just fell out. And it leaves a star-like design in the center of each slice. If you have a double oven or an oven large enough to handle two large cookie sheets per shelf, you are golden!

I have made these with Splenda and cinnamon, but you can use sugar or make it without any added sweetener, whatever suits your dietary needs better. They curl up on the edges as they dry out and look really nice.

The Apple Chips can be stored in a bag, and I don’t seal it so that they will stay crispy. After they have been in the oven for the prescribed time, they will crisp up as they cool, so don’t overdo it. Your first batch will test it out for you, because I know you will want to make more.

Enjoy! And munch away. It is good for you!

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Easy Recipes: Healthy Apple Chips

Baked apple chips - for healthy munching!

10 minPrep Time

2 hrCook Time

2 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 2 large apples, I used Honeycrisp
  • 2 Tbsp sugar or Splenda
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon


  1. Slice the apples thinly, a mandoline slicer is perfect for this.
  2. Mix sugar or Splenda with cinnamon
  3. Lay the slices on a baking sheet in one layer
  4. Sprinkle lightly with sugar mixture
  5. Bake at 225° F for approx 2 hrs; you can flip halfway thru bake time
  6. Cool and munch!
  7. You can store in a baggie after they are crisp and cool.

 Have you tried these yet?

If not, get some apples and go for it! Buying those dried apples from the store is so expensive, and when you can make them so easily, why not do it?

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6 thoughts on “Easy Recipes: Healthy Apple Chips, A Great Snack

  • September 13, 2016 at 2:41 pm
    They look delicious! I've made yam chips, now I'll have to try these. Reply
    • September 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm
      Wow, yam chips, that sounds like something different! Reply
  • September 13, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    They look delicious! I've made chips from yams, now I'll have to try these. Reply
    • May 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm
      Thanks, so glad you came over to read this. It is easy to make and the kids will munch them raw as you fix them, and then eat them afterwards too. Best of both worlds. Reply

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