I am currently doing a Whole 30/Paleo type of diet and felt like I was missing out on fun fall snacks: pumpkin treats, candy corn, etc. Then I remembered my childhood love of apple chips, and decided that was something that would be healthy and satisfy my sweet tooth without cheating. They were extremely easy and mostly hands off. The hardest parts are a little bit of patience and cutting the apples thin enough, but if you have a mandolin it is a piece of cake! If you like apples and want a healthy, sweet treat you will love this finished product! I am sure kids will love it too, but beware these babies go fast!
Homemade Apple Chips:
3-4 apples of your choosing (I used 1 large honeycrisp and 2 galas)
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
2 small packets of Stevia
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg (optional)
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
Wash and slice your apples VERY thinly. Using my mandolin, I put it on the 1/8th of an inch and slice away. Watch your fingers!! Mandolins are scary.
Place your apples on a cookie sheet with either a silpat or on aluminum foil to help with sticking
Sprinkle them on one side with combination of cinnamon, sugar* and nutmeg
Bake at 250 for 1 1/2 hours, flipping once (yes, this takes a bit but your home will smell excellent and they are worth it because everything else is so easy)
*If these are not “crisy” turn oven to 275 and bake for 5 extra minutes. Just be careful not to pay attention so you don’t burn them.
Take out and let cool and continue to crisp up for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!!