Apples have always been a favorite snack of mine, but recently I’ve been on an apple chip kick. There’s nothing better than a sweet crunch to satisfy any cravings I’m having. With one apple having approximately 20 grams of sugar, I don’t feel too guilty about having a bag or two.
Buying bags of apple chips adds up pretty quickly and can get a bit pricy, especially with how many I go through. This morning I decided to make my own apple chips, which was actually a fun process. I absolutely love apples and coconut oil, just like my recipe for oatmeal and steamed apples, so of course I incorporated this into my apple chip recipe.
Having just a touch of coconut oil on the apples gives some healthy fats, as well as a great flavor. The entire process takes about 2 hours, so be prepared to stay at home for a little while! If you’re not wanting to use coconut oil in this recipe, substitute it with a coconut oil cooking spray. This way, you’ll get the same enhanced flavor without the added fat.
4 apples of your choice
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or foil.
2. Cut apples into extremely thin pieces, about 2 centimeters in width.
3. Evenly spread apples on lined baking sheets and drizzle melted coconut oil over the apples.
4. Place apples in oven for 1.5 to 2 hours, turning apples every 25 minute.
5. Once apples are dry and crisp, remove from oven and place on a cool surface.
For an added sweetness, sprinkle apples with stevia and cinnamon. I used red apples for this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite kind. These apple chips are definitely addicting, so the bigger the batch, the better!