Kirbie's Cravings

Pumpkin Chips

pumpkin chips on a cutting board with two small pumpkins in the background

I’ve been having a lot of fun trying out different ways to use pumpkin other than just putting it in baked goods. So far I’ve done pumpkin fries, pumpkin fruit leather, pumpkin dip, and now: pumpkin chips.

Similar to apple chips or other types of dried fruit chips, you can do the same thing with pumpkin. And it only takes about 30 minutes to make this healthy snack. I was worried that I couldn’t slice the pumpkin through the center like I can with apples to make pretty round apple chips, but the pumpkin pieces actually curl up and look round when they are done dehydrating.

raw pumpkin slices on a baking sheet

You can even leave the skin on the pumpkin as well. It has a tougher texture but also crisps up. It’s up to you whether you want to leave it on.
close-up of baked pumpkin chips

Pumpkin Chips

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Similar to apple chips or other types of dried fruit chips, pumpkin chips are an easy-to-make healthy snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1 small "pumpkin pie" pumpkin
  • ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 220°F.
  • Slice the pumpkin into slim wedges about 1 inch wide. The pumpkin will shrink significantly because of its high water content, so make sure your slices are big enough. 
  • Place the pumpkin slices on a baking sheet. Bake them at 220F for 20-30 minutes or until pumpkin chips begin to crisp. Turn off oven and let pumpkins sit in the oven while the oven cools. Remove the chips after about 20 minutes, They should be crunchy. Dust the chips with ground cinnamon and serve.

Notes

Store the pumpkin chips in an airtight container up to a day. They are best the day they are baked because they will soften and become chewy after a day.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 1156mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, NET CARBS: 21g

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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