Do you like potato chips? If so, I’ve got an easy recipe for healthy apple crisps chips that will make you never want a greasy, oily, filled with crap potato chip ever again! And these apple crisps are perfect for your kid’s lunchbags – they will love them and never realize all the healthy nutrition they are getting.
Before we get started, I gave a bag of the apple crisps to Lisa and here is her response, “Thank you so much for the delicious apple snack! I ate the apples…and they were as crispy as potato chips. I love it and would love to learn how to make some.” Here are the details Lisa!
These crisps (or chips) are be perfect for a healthy Superbowl party snack too – create a simple berry dip and that combo will be better than any pizza, wings or potato chips.
Late last year I posted my raw apple snack and never expected it to become the hit apple sensation that it has since. It’s so wonderful when I hear from parents that their young kids love my raw apple snack because it means that they aren’t eating cookies or other junk food. Now I’d like to share a new recipe I’ve come up with that is just as easy and just as awesome. I wish I could say which one is better but like a parent, all my kids are equally awesome
This new recipe is so simple – you just need an apple, a way to slice the apple thinly and some cinnamon (plus some optional stevia powder). I have to be honest here...I AM COMPLETELY ADDICTED TO THESE APPLE CRISPS CHIPS.
Since we all know how awesomely healthy apples are, here are some of the health benefits of cinnamon:
- Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol. (source)
- Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar.
- One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
- And heck, it just tastes great!
To slice the apple thinly, I used this mandolin slicer. If you use a mandolin, please be careful. Lots of the reviews on any mandolin note that it is easy to take a finger off. This slicing must be done by an adult. I used the thickest setting on the mandolin – basically you want slices that are very thin but thick enough so they stay firm when you hold one in the air. If the slices are too thin, they will fall apart during the cooking. If they are too thick, they will take longer to cook and won’t be as crispy.
You can use a dehydrator to make this snack too but I don’t have one so this oven method works perfectly. There are lots of apple crisps recipes out there but so many seem to be filled with sugar and other non-healthy stuff.
You can easily add more apples to the oven – the only limit are the number of pans you have and how big your oven is. I run 2 trays at once using 3 total apples.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees
- Slice apple thinly and place on non-stick pan (i used a pizza pan that has holes on the bottom)
- Lightly top the pan with the grapeseed oil – you want to use as little as possible
- Place apple slices on pan
- Dust apple slices with cinnamon and very lightly dust with stevia
- Place pan in oven and cook for 2-3 hours – you want the slices to be dry
- After each hour, remove pan from oven and lift the slices – the lifting will make sure they don’t stick and will give them a neat shape as they dry
- Remove pan from oven and let rest – the slices will become more crispy as they cool
- Serve and enjoy!
I know it seems like there are a lot of instructions but it really is as easy as “slice, dust, cook”. I hope you and your family and/or friends enjoy these apple crisps chips as much as I have.