I was born and raised in Washington State, where apples are abundant. Pick up any apple at your local supermarket and chances are the sticker says it’s from WA!
One year a neighbor gave us homemade cinnamon apple chips as a Christmas gift. I remember thinking that it tasted better than candy. When I saw the recipe I was disappointed to see that it used refined white sugar. So over the years I’ve worked on recreating those sweet crispy apple chips using more wholesome ingredients. This recipe hits the nail on the head, using a sprinkle of coconut crystals instead of refined sugar.
What’s also great about this recipe is that you don’t need a dehydrator and you don’t have to wait for dozens of hours for the apples to dry. Who has time for that, right? This technique, using an oven to dry the apples, only takes about 2 hours.
My kids love to take these in their lunch to school. It’s great for an on-the-go snack!
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Core and then thinly slice 6 apples (skins are fine!)
- Boil the apples for 5 minutes in a pot with the fruit juice and cinnamon sticks.
- Remove from the juice, pat dry and arrange the apple slices on a cooling rack placed on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, sea salt and coconut palm sugar. Place in the preheated oven for 1 to 2 hours. Remove from heat once crispy. Yum!