Baked Apple Chips
Prep: 5 minutes
We are right in the middle of apple picking season, which usually runs from early August until the end of October.
Homemade baked apple chips are a healthy and tasty after-school snack. They can also replace those vending-machine potato chips as your side dish for lunch.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), a small apple is only 75 calories and a good source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants.
The old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” isn’t just an old wives’ tale. Apples are one of the AICR’s Foods that Fight Cancer.
In this recipe, don't peel the apples because the peel contains a third or more of its cancer-fighting phytochemical compounds.
Make a big batch on the weekend and enjoy all week long!
Per Serving: 60 calories, 0 g total fat, 17 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium.
4 large apples
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- Slice apples horizontally into very thin rounds, using a sharp knife or mandoline (remove any seeds that do not fall out as you cut).
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar.
- Lay the slices in a single layer on parchment paper, and sprinkle lightly with the cinnamon sugar.
- Bake at 250°F for 1 hour, flip slices, and bake for an additional hour (2 hours total). Chips will continue to crisp up as they cool.