Kirbie's Cravings

Apple Chips

photo of a stack of Apple Chips

These baked crispy apple chips are a great healthy snack that you can easily make at home.

Is it Monday already? I’m going to keep things simple as it’s been a really long day. For two years now, I’ve been telling myself I will make my own apple chips. Even though it’s really quite easy, I just never got around to it.
overhead photo of Apple Chips with two cinnamon sticks

Finally, finally, I did it. It helped that I had Mr. K in the kitchen. He sliced the apples for me using our mandolin slicer, which can cut thin slices quickly and at an even thickness. (I did have to watch him carefully though because he almost sliced his hand since he wasn’t holding it properly and that blade is sharp!) One of these days I’m going to invest in a nice one, but for now, we use this OXO hand slicer* which works pretty well for those on a budget.

photo of a Hello Kitty doll
Hello Kitty likes apple season. Can you tell?

photo of a stack of sliced apples
I confess I tried to first cut down on the cooking time by making them in the microwave. I’ve made other chips in the microwave with a lot of success. But I couldn’t get these right. Maybe if I had some more time, I could figure out the right combination. But when I tried to make them this time, they went from still soft and wet to completely burned in less than 30 seconds. So I gave up and stuck the rest in the oven for the traditional apple chip making.
close-up photo of a stack of apple chips
I’m pretty happy with how these turned out. We may have to make more as gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Apple Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
These baked crispy apple chips are a great healthy snack that you can easily make at home.


  • 2-3 apples thinly sliced (choose your favorite variety, I did a mix of red delicious, gala, and fuji)
  • cinnamon for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 220°F. Slice off top and bottom and then thinly slice apples like the photo above. If you have one, a mandolin slicer works great. Use a knife to remove any seeds. You don't need to core the apples.
  • Place apples on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place them next to each other, but do not let them overlap. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon. If your apples aren't very sweet, you can sprinkle some granulated white sugar as well.
  • Bake about 2 hours, or until crispy (I recommend to start checking at the 1-hour mark). Cooking time depends on how thin your slices are. Once they start turning crispy, turn off oven and let the apples cool in oven, which will further crisp them.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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2 comments on “Apple Chips”

  1. Looks so pretty! Have you tried making these with a dehydrator? 

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