Cinnamon Sugar Microwave Apple Chips Recipe

Apple Chips are the perfect guilt-free treat. They’re sweet and delicious, and you can make this microwave apple chips recipe in just 6 minutes! Learn how to make cinnamon apple chips for those extra snacky days.

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Apple Chips Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Microwave Apple chips are one of my very favorite fall snacks. They’re sweet and crispy and so satisfying. And with only three ingredients, they’re a breeze to whip up and done in just six minutes so you can enjoy them all the time!

stack of cinnamon sugar microwave apple chips with cinnamon in background

Are Microwave Apple Chips Healthy?

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.

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Can You Make Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips in the Oven?

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!

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More Satisfying Apple Snacks

Apples make some of the very best kid friendly snacks. They’re easy to make and fun to eat! Here are a few of my favorites:

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How Long Will Homemade Apple Chips Last?

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.

How Do I Make Apple Chips in the Microwave?

With only three ingredients, these couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s what you do:

  1. First, slice up your apples super thin. I like to use a mandolin slicer.
  2. Next, sprinkle on as much cinnamon and sugar as you like. Some days call for a bit more sweetness than others, am I right?
  3. Then, toss the apples in the microwave and cook for about five minutes until the edges curl up slightly. As a result, the apples will get super crispy!
  4. Let them cool for a bit and start snacking!

Check out the recipe card below for details on how to make Cinnamon Sugar Microwave Apple Chips. Enjoy!

stack of cinnamon sugar microwave apple chips with apple and cinnamon in background

I love how simple and scrumptious these apple chips are! They’re perfect for snacking and kids love to help make them too. Whip up a batch with your kiddos today. Happy snacking!

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Cinnamon Sugar Microwave Apple Chips
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins

Cinnamon Sugar Microwave Apple Chips are a perfect sweet guilt-free treat made in about 6 minutes! A must for those extra snacky days!

Course: Snack
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
  • 3-4 apples thinly sliced I used a mandoline slicer, but you can use a knife, just be careful!
  • 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Sprinkle the apple slices with cinnamon and sugar to taste. A little goes a long way!
  2. Place the apples in a single layer on parchment paper and place in your microwave. You will need to work in batches depending on how big your microwave is.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes on high, or until the edges curl.
  4. Flip each apple slice and cook for another 1.5 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool and dry for at least 2 minutes before serving.
  6. Enjoy!

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Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
I have only made apple chips in the oven and they take forever! Love how fast and convenient these are (plus, give me the sugar as you said!)
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
Wait a minute. You can make these in your microwave? This is pure genius!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
What a super quick, easy and healthy treat! I'll have to remember this for my kids - they'd really enjoy helping make these!
What about the traditional oven? Time and temperature? Thanks!
    Becky Hardin
    Here's a gerat recipe for in the oven! Thanks for stopping by!
6 minutes? Well there really is no reason not to make these apples every day!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Yum, love a fast healthy treat!
Katering @ Diethood
Have I told you lately how much I LOVE YOUUUU!? :-D Can't wait to see you again next weeeeek! xo P.S. Your chips look waaaay waaaay better than mine! LOVE the spice!
    Becky Hardin
    In NO way do these look better than yours!!!! Your pics are my dream pics love. Can't wait to see you next week!!
This is such a great alternative to greasy junk food chips! Can't wait to try!
Justine | Cooking and Beer
SOOOO fun, Becky! I like the idea of making them in the microwave. Anytime I've ever tried to make them in the oven, they just do not crisp and if they do crisp it usually means they have burnt to a crisp! Pinned!
My chips either keep burning or they aren't crunchy. They actually burnt and turned black! Any ideas? My microwave is really old. So maybe the really high?
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