Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips

Christmas is over and it's back to the grind now. Well almost - we still have New Year's to celebrate and a short week at work, which is pretty sweet!

I finally broke out my mandolin slicer that I've had in the back of my cabinet for the last six months and made these freaking delicious apple chips. A very nice and anonymous person in my office brought in bags of apples last week right before the holidays. Of course, they were left basically untouched because there were so many sweets around. I took almost all of them and this recipe put them to good use.

Cinnamon Apple Chips

  • 4 peeled apples (I used Fuji, but any type of apple will work!)
  • 4 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp sugar (brown sugar, granulated sugar, or equal amounts of stevia or other sweetener of choice)

1. Preheat over to 200° F.
2. Using a mandolin slicer, slice the apples thinly. If you don't have a mandolin, you can just slice them as thin as possible using a very sharp knife.
3. In a bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
4. Place each apple slice in the bowl until coated with cinnamon sugar mixture.
5. Spray 2 baking sheets with canola oil, and place apples on sheets.
6. Bake for 1 hour, turn apple slices over, and bake for another 1.5 hours. Turn off the oven, and let cool in oven to get crisp for about an hour.

Store in a container on the counter for up to a week.

A few notes that I will probably change next time I make these - first, I didn't let them cool in the oven, so a few of the larger chips were soft and chewy instead of crispy. They were still delicious though. Second, I think the sugar could be left out of this recipe. It would probably still be very tasty just dipped in the cinnamon. Let me know if you try it and what you think. Enjoy!!

J