Healthy Homemade Apple Chips

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home ManagerApple chips are a favorite healthy snack in our family. Every fall we go to an orchard and pick a bushel of apples and we make pie and apple chips out of them. We even went this past year when we had a one month old baby! It was a nice outing…but I’m not sure that we would do that again. That’s a story that I don’t need to get into now. 🙂 Anyway, apple chips are great. They are a healthy treat to replace either sweets or your crunchy snacks. They are also so simple to make. I know that some people add sugar to theirs, but I really don’t think that the apples need it.

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Why and How to Dehydrate Food

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To make your apple chips you will need:

You can always mix up the spices if you want as well. In this batch I used 2 tbs of cinnamon because I really love cinnamon…2 tbs was a lot though. I would say 1 – 1 1/2 would be better.

Step 1:
Cut the apples into slices

The thickness is sort of up to you, just make sure that they are all consistent. Thinner slices will dry faster and end up crispier.

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

Step 2:
In a mixing bowl, sprinkle lemon juice and spices over apple slices

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

Step 3:
Toss and coat the apple slices evenly

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

Step 4:
Lay the apple slices flat in the dehydrator

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

Step 5:
Leave in dehydrator on high for 8-10 hours, until desired crispness.

I usually rotate the trays every hour or so because I think it makes them dry more evenly.

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

 

Step 6:
Enjoy!

I gave one to my 8-month-old and he loved it. He chewed on it until it was mostly a rehydrated mess and actually consumed about half of it. 🙂

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

What’s your favorite dehydrated snack? I’d love some new recipes to try. Tell me in the comments.

 

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  2. Hello Lexie, your baby is so cute…

    Thank you for this guide, I so much love apple chips

    Do you think I will achieve the same crunchiness when I use mangos? Have you tried dehydrating mangos too and how was it?

    • I haven’t ever tried drying mangos. I know that when you buy dried mangos at the store, they aren’t usually crunchy. If you try it, let me know how it goes. 🙂

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