Homemade apple chips are a sweet treat that’s healthy, too! You don’t need a dehydrator, these are easy to make in your oven.
Crispy, sweet apple chips – is there a more perfect fall snack? These little treats are easy to make, and you don’t need a dehydrator. You can use your oven!
The first time I tried using my oven to dehydrate something was when I made oven-dried tomatoes. I had a few ideas about what else to dehydrate – zucchini chips, sweet potato chips, some kind of fruit leather…but in the end, apple chips won. We love apple chips, and since it’s September and apples are EVERYWHERE, I thought this would be a good seasonal recipe.
I’ve seen a few different recipes for homemade apple chips, and the baking time seems to vary. I had to bake these chips for longer than I expected. I think the trick is to keep a good eye on them. If your oven runs hotter or cooler, your baking time may be different from mine.
I decided to dust these with a blend of coconut sugar and cinnamon, and they were delicious! So easy to make, and a very tasty fall snack.
How to make apple chips:
- Slice the apples very thin. Remove the seeds.
- Place the apple slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Dust with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake the apple chips at 225 degrees for 1 ½ – 2 ½ hours. Check them often, and remove any that are crispy.
- Store in an airtight container, or enjoy them all right away!
How long do homemade apple chips last?
These apple chips should last for up to a week when stored in an airtight container.
What kind of apples should I use to make apple chips?
Most types of apples should work well in this recipe. Try Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or Pink Lady.
Tips to make the best apple chips:
- Slice your apples as thin as you can. The thinner the apples, the crisper the chips.
- Use parchment paper so that you can easily remove the chips from the cookie sheet.
- Check the apples often to make sure they don’t burn.
These homemade apple chips are:
- crunchy and sweet
- a healthy gluten free treat
- naturally allergy friendly
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Healthy Homemade Apple Chips.
Crispy and delicious homemade apple chips dusted with coconut sugar and cinnamon. This is a treat that the whole family will love!
- 3 apples I used Gala apples
- 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Slice the apples very thin - the thinner they are the crisper they will be! I sliced them so that the seeds would make a star shape in the middle of each chip. Once you get to where the seeds are, just pop them out with the tip of a knife.
Lay the apple slices on the prepared cookie sheet.
Sprinkle the coconut sugar and cinnamon over the apple chips.
Bake at 225 degrees for about 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Oven temperatures vary, so after about an hour, you make want to check on the apples periodically.
Once the edges are curled up and the apples are dried and crisp, remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the chips cool. then eat! Or store in an airtight container.
This post was originally published in September 2014. It has been updated with new tips and information.
These are really tasty, and it’s very hard to eat just one!
Have you dehydrated anything in your oven before?
Your photos are beautiful and your recipe is simple. The perfect combination for a healthy snack!
Kara Lydon, RD
Your photos are just stunning! These almost look too pretty to eat :)
Susan @ Wish Upon A Dish
I used to able to buy bags of just apple chips, now I have to buy a mixed bag of other fruit I don’t want (or like) and be lucky if there are more than 2 chips in that bag, I love that I can make my own. I love to add them to granola.
I have yet to make my own apple chips, but I really should because they’re so easy and delicious! Perfect way to use up my extra apples :)
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
This is so great! My aunt has a bunch of apple trees, and she just gave me a HUGE bag of apples over the weekend. This will be a great way to use them up and have a yummy snack. I bet these are great in oatmeal too : )
Jill Conyers (@jillconyers)
Yum! Another fruit chip recipe I must try! This month’s theme and all the great chip recipes have motivated me to make my own!
I’ve never dehydrated anything, but I’m sure going to try these! Do you think I can substitute my approved sweetener for the coconut sugar? It measures cup for cup like sugar…I feel like I’m saying that everywhere I go! :) These would be a great snack to pack in lunches!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I love the looks of these apple chips! I’ve always wanted to try them, yet haven’t gotten around to it. But now I think I’ve found the perfect recipe to try out. Delish!
Try them, they are super fun to make!
These are gorgeous Kelly! And I’m sure they are delicious too! I want to try making some now!
Jessica Levinson (@jlevinsonrd)
Those apple chips are so pretty! I wish I had the patience to make them ;-)
Love these for a cheese plate instead of crackers!
So perfect for fall! I love having apple and banana chips around the house to snack on and I always assumed I needed a dehydrator to make them. I’m so excited to try these in the oven!! They’re going to be my new snacking go-to!
I know, I had wondered about a dehydrator, but was so happy they worked out in the oven! Just slice them as thin as you can so they have more crunch!
gretchen | kumquat
we’ll be heading to a local orchard soon, so now i know what we’ll be doing with some of the booty. :) love the cinnamon-sugar version!
Thanks, Gretchen! I hope you enjoy them!
They look great, I would have thought they needed to bake much longer, I’ll have to try some this weekend.
Just watch them, if they are thicker it will take longer. Slice them as thin as you can for maximum crispiness! :)
I thought you needed a dehydrator, but it’s great to know you don’t! There is an apple orchard nearby and we get a ton of apples, so I can’t wait to make these after!
It works out well in the oven, but just keep an eye on them, because the time may vary based on thickness, and oven temp. :)
I love homemade apple chips! Perfect way to use up all those fall apples. ;)
I will certainly be making these – I just bought SO many apples yesterday and I love apple chips!
Awesome! I hope you enjoy them!
Hopey you enjoy them! :)
I love apple chips! What a beautiful photograph of your hard work :)
Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil)
These are almost too pretty to eat :)