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.
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!
Nutrition Information: Yield: 8 Serving Size: approx 10 chips
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g
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?