Apple Chips are so easy to make in the microwave in just 6 minutes! These thinly sliced crunchy apple chips are made even more delicious with the addition of cinnamon and sugar. It’s a quick, simple, and healthy snack recipe that kids love!
What’s in this Apple Chips Recipe
You only need three basic ingredients to make these fruit chips, so they are great to whip up on a whim.
- Apples: Use your favorite type of apple for these chips.
- Cinnamon: You can enhance the warmth by sprinkling in a little bit of nutmeg as well.
- Sugar: Add more or less to control how sweet your apple chips are.
PRO TIP: There’s no need to peel the apples, you just need to core them. The skin helps them to get nice and crisp.
How should I slice the apples?
I find that a mandolin is the best way to slice the apples thinly and evenly. If you use a knife, get them as thin as you can, and be careful!
Cinnamon sugar apple chips made in the microwave are a super healthy and addictive snack. Unlike store bought apple chips, these crispy dried apple chips are baked right in the microwave instead of fried in fattening oil. And with a simple sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar they’re bound to satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your diet.
Absolutely! The downside to oven baking is you just have to wait longer to get your hands on those crunchy sweet snacks! They take about 40 minutes to bake in the oven, and only six minutes in the microwave. They turn out just a bit crispier in the oven, but if you’re running dry on patience microwave these babies and enjoy your snack in a fraction of the time!
Any apples you like best will work fabulously here! Use granny smith apples for a tarter treat, honeycrisp apples for a sweeter snack, or anything other apple that you prefer.
How to Store
Once they’re out of the microwave and cooled, these cinnamon sugar apple chips keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Apples make some of the very best kid friendly snacks. Pack these fruit chips in lunchboxes, offer them as an after-school snack or enjoy them instead of potato chips next time you need a little midday something to eat!
“What a super quick, easy and healthy treat!” – Kimberly