Cinnamon Dusted Air Fryer Apple Chips
Snack time just got easier with these simple and delicious air fryer apple chips. Only 2 ingredients and a few minutes are needed and you will have a great little snack on hand that will be a huge hit with adults and kids alike. Great for lunchboxes or an after-school snack, these apple chips are great eaten all by themselves or paired with some almond butter for a protein hit.
Servings: 10 serves
- 2 large sweet crisp apples (see notes)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Wash and dry the apples. At this point you can also peel and core the apple if you wish, however I do not do this (see notes).
Using a mandolin or sharp knife, cut the apple into even sized rounds that are approximately ⅛ inch thick.
Sprinkle the cinnamon onto the apple slices and rub it in slightly so that it sticks.
Arrange the cinnamon apple slices into a single layer in the basket of an air fryer. Try not to overlap the slices, although it is ok if they are touching slightly.
Cook the apples at 350F (180C) for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking.
If the apples are golden/browning and only slightly pliable, then remove from the air fryer and allow to cook completely. If they do not seem ready then put them back into the air fryer and cook for 1 minute at a time, until they reach the desired level of crispness.
Allow to cool compltely before enjoying. Once the chips have cooled they can be stored in an airtight container, they should last about 5 days at room temperature.
Any variety of apples will do, however, I tend to prefer a sweeter variety like a Honeycrisp or a pink lady.
I do not peel or core the apple as the skin holds a lot of nutrients and crisps up well in the air fryer. If using a mandolin, the seeds tend to fall away from the slices.
Use a mandolin. This way your apple chips will be evenly sliced which means they will cook at the same time. This way you can also control how thin they end up being (too thin and they will burn, too thick and they will take longer to crisp up).
If you do not have a mandolin I have also had luck with a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife.
Try to make sure all slices are the same thickness. If not, they will not cook at the same time and you will have to remove some before others.
Do not make the apple slices paper-thin, they will just burn.
If using cinnamon, your apple chips may look a little bit burned once cooked, this is simply where the cinnamon has been resting on the mesh trays. They should not taste burned.
Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg