These Baked Apple Chips are the perfect healthy snack! They're easy to make, and skip all the added sugar that most store brands use. These chips are great for kids and adults alike. Eat them bare, or add maple tahini dip and enjoy!
Do you have any grazers in your family? You know, the kids who eat almost nothing during each meal and then want snacks every hour on the hour? That’s my youngest son. He hates most dinners, but give him a plate full of “snacks” - cheese, fruit, granola bars, crackers, carrot sticks - and he’s a happy boy. If you have someone like this in your life, let me share with you the wonder of apple chips and allow you to add one more trick up your sleeve.
Why I Love These Apple Chips
I love this apple chip recipe. Not only does it tastes good, but it’s a great healthy alternative to junk food that your kids could be consuming. Apples are packed full of fiber and antioxidants. And studies have linked apples to a reduction in the risk for cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
When you’re craving something crisp, this can be the perfect snack for almost anyone since it’s vegan. And if you omit the sugar, it’s Paleo and Whole 30 friendly too!
How To Make The Apple Chips
These are easy to make, although they do take a bit of patience.
- The first step is to slice them up thinly and evenly (a mandolin helps with this!) and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Next, sprinkle them with a bit of cinnamon and a small pinch of sugar.
- Cook them on very low heat (200 degrees) for about 3 hours in the oven (flipping them halfway through). This basically dehydrates them until they come out nice and crispy and ready to be devoured by your little snacker.
What's nice about these is that although they do take an afternoon to make, once they're in the oven they're pretty much hands-off for the rest of the time.
How To Make The Maple Tahini Dip
These apple chips are great on their own. But, If you want a bit more sweetness, or are serving as an app for a party, add in the maple tahini dip. It’s got a nice nutty, sweet flavor that pairs beautifully with the crisp, tart apple chips.
Making this dip is easy.
- Add maple syrup, tahini, water, salt, and vanilla to a small bowl.
- Mix well to combine, and voila! You have maple tahini dip!
We like to enjoy these apple chips right out of the oven, but they'll keep in an air-tight container for 1-2 days. You can store any leftover maple tahini dip in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Try these apple chips with maple tahini dip for a healthy snack alternative - it’s the perfect fall snack! And if you do try it, make sure to tag me on Instagram!
More Snack Recipes!
- Homemade Tortilla Chips
- Easy 20-Minute Yogurt Flatbread
- Maple Spiced Toasted Walnuts
- Chunky Guacamole Recipe
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Apple Chips With Maple Tahini Dip
- 2 honeycrisp apples, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ tsp sugar
- ¼ cup tahini
- ⅛ cup water
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ teaspoon vanilla
- To make the apple chips, slice your apples very thin using a mandolin.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lay the sliced apples evenly on the baking sheet (don’t layer them!) and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake in the oven for 1-1.5 hours, then flip the chips over and bake for an additional 1-1.5 hours, checking on them periodically to ensure they don’t become too dry.
- To make the maple tahini dip, add the tahini, water, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla to a bowl and mix well to combine.
- Remove chips from the oven and enjoy!