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homemade apple chips


It doesn’t get much healthier or more natural than these.  If you need an afternoon snack or a quick breakfast on the go, these are the perfect recipe.  They’re super easy and take hardly any prep time — just slice, bake, and munch away.  It takes a few hours on low heat to get all the moisture out of the apples, but this is still a low maintenance recipe.  You can put them in the oven as you’re about to start a DVD, and by the time the movie’s over, your snack is done.

I love apple chips, but this recipe could work for a lot of different fruits — pears, banana, or mangoes would all be great candidates.  I can’t wait to experiment more with this technique — yum.


Homemade Apple Chip Recipe

2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 large apple


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees, and line a baking sheet with Silipat or parchment paper.  Core the apples and then slice them with a mandoline if you have one, or otherwise as thinly as you can with a kitchen knife.  Lay them in a single layer on the baking sheet, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar, and the nutmeg and cloves.  Bake for one hour, and then flip the apple slices on the baking sheet.  Sprinkle the additional tbsp of sugar on the flipped slices, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.  Allow to cool and serve.

Each apple makes about 1 small bowl of chips.