Baked Honey Crisp Apple Chips, thinly sliced and baked to a crispy, delicious, sweet and healthy snack!
So, along with many of you, a new year means a new diet.. right?! Well, at least for Jeremy and I that’s how it is right now lol.
It’s not too bad so far. We are trying not do be obsessive with it, counting calories and such. Instead, we are eating better meals, less portions and cutting out sweets.
I really haven’t felt very deprived. It’s been just over half a week and I’m already down about 3 pounds. Cutting out all those holiday snacks sure has helped! LOL.
I’ve been trying to make and have on hand more healthy snacks. I’m a sucker for snacking. Especially mid-day or after dinner.
If it’s mid-day I will reach for some salty kettle cooked potato chips. UGH, they are my favs. But at night, of course I want something sweet and snack-y like puppy chow or chocolate covered pretzels or chocolate chips right out of the bag, you catch my drift…
I thought I would combine the two into a snack I can have at anytime. These baked honey crisp apple chips really have the best of both. They are crispy and sweet. AND delicious. You are literally concentrating the apple flavor, so it is like a burst of sweet deliciousness.
I personally went for the honey crisp apple variety because they are just my favorite. BUT, of course you can choose any variety of apple and they will still be super yum!
Baked Honey Crisp Apple Chips
- 2 honey crisp apples
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Rinse off apples and dry. Cut in half crosswise and using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds and core. Using a mandolin on the second to thinnest setting, CAREFULLY slice apples (use the handgard why dontcha?!) into rounds. Or, cut verrrry thin with a knife.
- Place on cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Flip over and bake an additional 30 minutes or until apple slices are dried out but not brown!
- Let cool, enjoy!
When you make these pretty please use the handgard if you use the mandolin, at least just for me. My Chef anxieties are coming back!
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Rinse off apples and dry. Cut in half crosswise
using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds and core.
Using a mandolin on the second to thinnest setting, CAREFULLY slice apples (use the handgard why dontcha?!) into rounds. Or, cut verrrry thin with a knife.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Flip over and bake an additional 30 minutes or until apple slices are dried out but not brown!
So, like many recipes, I had a slight problem with these. Don’t freak out, yes I know what I’m doing, totally fixable. The apples pictured are ah-mazing. Yummy yum yums. BUT, what my brain told me to do was to put three cookie/sheet trays in the oven all at the same time.
The tray on the second to top rack of the oven came out beautifully, pictured above.
The other two, on a lower rack, two from the bottom, burnt to heck. So, a lil tip from me to you, make these beauties in batches, aight? You can still slice all your apples, just place them in cold water with a squeeze of lemon and keep them in the fridge until the first batch is ready.
Also, if you start to smell apples and then start to smell burning apples… go check the oven. *eye roll*
Anyways, I hope you liked my healthy snack! AND, I hope you don’t hate me for sharing a healthy snack and not red velvet pancakes! Oh wait, that’s next week… 😉
Check out these other yummy recipes by clicking on the images, you know you wanna!
(muffins are kinda healthy, right??)
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Comments & Reviews
Susan - ofeverymoment says
These sound easy, healthy and delicious – I’m so glad I saw this at Thursday Favorite things!
Adelina Priddis says
I never thought to scoop out the seeds like that! What a great idea. For sure giving these a try for the kids after school snack.
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
I love apple chips! Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays – pinned and sharing on Facebook! 🙂
Jennie @ Little Girl Designs says
I love apple chips but never thought to make my own! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
I’m starting the Whole30 diet Feb 1. These apple chips should help me push through the cravings.
Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love says
Just hopped over from Let’s Get Real — love honeycrisp apples and these look delish!
Yum! Those look so delicious and so fresh! They would make the perfect after school snack for my little kiddos! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!
Hi! I’m visiting your site from A Bowl Full of Lemons’s link party.
I’m baking these right now (just bought Honeycrisp apples yesterday!) and can’t wait to share them with my daughter, who has never been a big fan of fresh apples, but likes them baked.
Thanks for the delicious and healthy snack idea!
Dana DeVolk says
YUM! I hope she loved them, thanks so much!
I love apples and these will be a great snack. Great tip about only one tray a time.
What a simple and wonderful idea!
Those look fantastic!!! 😀
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Smell apples burning? Run! Too funny!
Thanks so much for the recipe. My children will love these!
Pinning and sharing everywhere!
Thank you so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you again this weekend!
Visiting from The Makers link party today! I can’t believe how simple it is to make these. And they turned out so beautifully. Pinned to try 🙂
Autumn Thing says
Are you using a dehydrator or baking oven for this? Mine burned =(
Please advise. Thank you
Dana DeVolk says
I used my oven, you have to watch them extremely closely. I even mentioned in the post I had a slight problem as well.
Autumn Thing says
Yeah I saw it too.. But yours came out quite perfect.. Mine starts with the apple shrink then the skin started to get burn and slowly whole piece burned.. I’m wondering if I should not use convection function for baking this chips
Dana DeVolk says
That’s weird. Yes, give that a try it should be more even. Sorry you have to go through this, I’d love to know if the convection works!