Monday, February 9, 2015

Baked Apple Chips...Mmmmm

This weekend I made baked apple chips to eat with my granola and snack on during the day. I am a big snacker so I have got to find some healthier alternatives to snacking than what I usually find. They turned out so well and are delicious! Here's how it went!
You can core the apples before slicing them if you want but it really doesn't matter. Plus if you don't core them the center is a really cool star shape that looks neat when you bake it!
Slice the apples thinly for baking. I put them in a bath of water and lemon juice after slicing in order to prevent some browning. Then you pat them dry before putting them on the baking sheet.
Place them on a baking pan (parchment paper is a better option than tin foil because they don't stick as much to the parchment paper). The oven should be heated to WARM or around 200 degrees. The apples bake at a low temperature for a long time - it dehydrates them and slightly bakes them.
Sprinkle the slices with cinnamon if you want (tastes perfectly fine without anything, too). Bake for about 1 hour (2 hours if the slices are thicker). Remove the slices, flip over, and bake again for another 1-2 hours. Turn off the oven and let the chips stay in and fully cool. They will be crisp only once fully cooled.
Here's the finished product!! Delicious!! Perfect as a snack alone, with yogurt, cereals, and granolas!!


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