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Best Air Fryer Apple Chips

Air fryer apple chips are sweet cinnamon sugar healthy snacks that adults and kids love. Fast way to dehydrate apples and enjoy.

apple chips air fryer

If you haven’t tried making air fryer apple chips in your Cosori or Ninja Foodi yet you’ve got to! They’re simple to make and your kids will ask for them time and time again. Just one easy air fryer recipe on The Typical Mom blog. (affiliate links present)

We started off by sharing how to dehydrate apples here in this post. That took A LOT longer than this one though.

Since time is money, and moms don’t have a lot of extra of either 😉 I thought I’d share this other method with you.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

cosori review

When we did this the first time we had A LOT of apples. We visited a fruit farm and picked 60 pounds! That time I chose all Fuji because that is my all time favorite.

After that I tend to just buy what is reasonably priced in the grocery stores. I never buy red delicious though, I think their skins are too tough and the inside isn’t firm enough for my tastes.

If you like more of a sour note, then choose Granny Smith (the bright green ones) instead. Each variety has a different texture and taste so use your favorite of course.

homemade apple chips

As for peeling, don’t. You want the little tiny bit of apple peels left on to kinda’ keep it together better, and give it a bit more texture. You can see above what the thin slices look like when they’re prepared.

You will want a mandoline for this step. Here are a few more questions and answers below before you get started:

Are apple chips healthy?

Yes! I mean especially if you only add a bit of cinnamon. The nutrition doesn’t really change if you’re just drying them out with hot air. A bit of sugar is nice though to give it a bit of added sweetness.

How long will apple chips last?

Once your homemade batch is done you’ll want to store them in airtight freezer bags. If you suck the air out every time you open it up they’ll stay crispy for a good week!

What are the best apples for apple chips?

It is up to you but people say they’ve had the best success with: Golden delicious, Gala, Fuji and Pink Lady. apples

How do you slice apples for apple chips?

Very carefully. What I mean by this is that you’ll want to use a mandolin so they’re quite thin. Make sure you have some type of glove on while doing so in order to not cut yourself in the process.

There is also a Kitchen Aid attachment that will peel and thinly slice them if you choose to go that direction. I would suggest not removing the skins though.

Then it is time to add any seasonings you’d like. Cinnamon and sugar are the most popular but a bit of nutmeg or even pumpkin or apple pie spice would be yummy.

apple chips in air fryer

Apple Chips Air Fryer

This is what you’ll need to get out in order to get started and begin enjoying these dried apples.

  1. Apples – cored, sliced very thin, you will want a mandoline for this
  2. Non stick cooking spray
  3. Cinnamon and sugar if you want that sprinkled on the top

When you follow the timing on this and you pull one out they won’t be crispy immediately. You need to allow them to completely cool and then you’ll taste and feel the difference.

These are healthy and gluten free too!

air fryer apple chips

Here is a quick step by step guide but the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post as well:

  1. Prepare

    Core apples, then slice them very thin using a mandolin.
    Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick basket, lay apples inside trying to overlap them the least amount possible.

    Sprinkle single layer of apples lightly with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar mixture.

  2. Cook

    Set to 300 degrees F and air fry for 10 minutes total cooking time. After 5 minutes flipping them is essential.

  3. Tip

    Open basket after 1 minute and if slices are flying around in the basket you can place a metal rack or trivet on top of them to avoid that from happening.

  4. Cool

    Allow to cool and harden before eating cooked apples.

If you’re following a low calorie diet and creating a meal plan for healthier snacks, these are great to include.

air fryer apples

We have made many fresh apple recipes before as well that we love. Here are a few of our favorites:

Another hot air recipe that is similar is our air fryer apple crisp!

healthy apple crisp recipe

Ninja Foodi Apple Chips

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Air Fryer Apple Chips

Air fryer apple chips are sweet cinnamon sugar healthy snacks that adults and kids love. Fast way to dehydrate apples and enjoy.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, apple chips, dried apples, ninja foodi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 49kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 apples cored, sliced very thin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or mix 2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Core apples, then slice them very thin using a mandolin.
  • Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick basket, lay apples inside trying to overlap them the least amount possible.
  • Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Set to 300 degrees F and cook for 10 minutes total, flipping after 5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and harden before eating.
  • Tip: Open basket after 1 minute and if slices are flying around in the basket you can place a metal rack or trivet on top of them to avoid that from happening.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Apple Chips
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 49 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Makenna

Saturday 6th of February 2021

So delicious! Perfect for salads or just as a quick snack.

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