Last week while strolling the aisles of my grocery store I came across some free samples of apple chips. I’ve always been a fan of banana chips so I gave them a try. They were crunchy and had a great cinnamon flavour but quite sweet. I considered buying a bag but when I looked at the nutritional info I was shocked by the amount of sugar, not to mention the price.
I don’t own a dehydrator but in the past I had luck making my own fruit leather in the oven. I figured I could make these on my own and by doing so I could skip a lot of the added sugar as well as the unneeded preservatives.
Although they weren’t as crisp as the store bought ones, they tasted a lot more natural and made a great mid afternoon snack.
3-5 apples (I used MacIntosh)
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. raw sugar (Optional)
Preheat oven to 250
Spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil, set aside.
Wash and dry apples. Using a mandolin slice apples into thin strips.
Place apple slices on cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake in the oven for one hour. Flip apple slices and bake for an additional 40-60 minutes.
Ovens also vary so if they appear too soft, continue to bake until they are somewhat crisp.
Let cool and store in an airtight container.