Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Apples are one of my favorite fruits. There are so many different types of apples and there is just so much you can do with apples! Have you been to Panera and had the Fuji Apple Chicken Salad? SO GOOD! The first time I had that salad I became hooked on apple chips. 

Apple chips are my form of candy (for those who don't know I cannot stand candy), but they're healthy! I eat apple chips by themselves, but I really love them in salads. The best part is they are ridiculously easy to make! All you need is an apple and a mandolin slicer (I got this one from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $9.99 and used a 20% off coupon). If you are able to cut an apple really thin with just a knife then go for it, but do not chop off any fingers. The only downside to making apple chips is they take awhile to bake, however it is well worth the wait!

Cinnamon Apple Chips
  • 1 apple of choice, I used a red delicious
  • sprinkle of cinnamon, you don't have to use cinnamon but it is SO good on apple chips
  • mandolin slicer

Preheat over to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil, parchment paper or a baking mat.

Using the thinnest attachment for the mandolin slicer, slice the apple into thin chips. 

Place apple slices on baking sheeting. One apple should be able to fit onto a single baking sheet. It is ok to overlap the apples slightly as they will shrink.

Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon over all the apple chips.

Bake at 200 degrees (F) for 1.5 hours, flip the apple chips to the other side- you can sprinkle more cinnamon too if you choose- and bake for an additional one hours and fifteen minutes. Check after time is up- if the apples are not completely dry bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Turn the oven off, but leave the apple chips in the oven until the oven is completely cool- do not crack the oven open! Allow it to cool with the door closed. It will help get the apple chips crunchy. 

Store in an airtight container for up to a week, they will NOT last that long I assure you!

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