Air Fryer Apple Chips are a healthy snack that can be made right at home in your air fryer. They’re simple to make and perfect for kids and adults. Once they are cooked, cooled chips can be taken on the go as a quick snack or treat for the whole family.
Healthy Apple Chips Recipe
Apples have a natural sweetness and a good amount of fiber, making them an excellent choice for most eating plans, and the air fryer transforms them into something delicious that the whole family will enjoy.
Keep in mind that because apple chips are baked, they are not quite as healthy as a whole apple. (You can easily eat several apples worth of chips!) Enjoy them in moderation along with other healthy choices.
Still, baked apple chips are a great option compared to fried chips like potato chips.
Weight Watchers Apple Chips Points
Our recipe has the follow MyWW points.
MyWW Blue 1 point, MyWW Green 1 point, MyWW Purple 1 point per serving.
Since apples are zero points, why do apple chips have points? Apple chips have points on WW because they are dried, and our recipe uses a small amount of sugar.
Still, the points are low enough to make this an enjoyable treat that is reasonable in points.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Chips
What are the best apples for apple chips?
Apple For That suggests these apples when making apple chips.
- Golden Delicious Apples
- Gala Apples
- Fuji Apples
- Pink Lady Apples
These were chosen because they hold up well in the cooking process without becoming mushy.
Are apple chips healthy?
Air fryer apple chips are a healthier snack than regular potato chips or a high sugar candy bar. Apples have the added benefit of fiber and Vitamin C as well.
Apple chips are simple to make and easy to carry along, making them a great on-the-go treat.
How do you cut apples for apple chips?
Cut apples in even, thin layers in order to make crispy chips that cook evenly.
To accomplish this as easily and quickly as possible I like to use a mandolin. While you can use a sharp knife, your chips will not be as even so you’ll need to remove the ones that bake more quickly as they finish cooking.
Wash the apples. Adjust the mandolin at the thickness you want. A thin cut is best for the apples to crisp up in the air fryer. A thicker cut will make the apple chips soft. They will still be delicious, but not crispy.
Can you stack food in an air fryer?
No, do not stack your chips in the air fryer.
Remember that the Air Fryer cooks food by circulating hot air around it, and in order for the cooking to happen effectively all the surface of the food need to be exposed to the hot air.
How long can you store apple chips?
Store your air fryer apple chips in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to one week. Some of our favorite ways to enjoy apple chips are eaten straight from the bowl, chopped and sprinkled over Instant Pot yogurt with granola, on top of salads, and on top of oatmeal.
Why are my apple chips soft?
Why do apple chips come out soft? One reason may be that you cut your apple slices too thick. Try cutting them thinner next time. A mandolin will really help keep your apple slices thin and cut evenly.
Another reason your apple chips are soft is they were not cooked long enough to become crispy.
Finally, be sure to choose a firm apple type that will not become mushy.
How to Make Apple Chips in an Air Fryer
Here’s step by step how to get crispy apple chips in the air fryer.
Gather your ingredients. While sugar and cinnamon are option, just the touch of sugar helps your apple chips caramelize and turns them into a delicious treat.
Core the apples.
Thinly slice your apples. A mandolin works best for getting chips that cook evenly and crisp well.
Evenly layer the sliced apples.
Sprinkle the ground cinnamon and sugar mixture over your sliced apples. You can use a sugar substitute if desired.
Bake in your Air Fryer. Enjoy plain or with caramel for dipping.
Air Fryer Apple Chips Recipe
Here’s how to make apple chips in the air fryer, a delicious healthy treat.
Air Fryer Apple Crisp - Healthy Baked Snack
- Air Fryer
- 4 Apples Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jazz, or Pink Lady
- 1 TBSP Sugar Optional. Stevia or Splenda may also be used.
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Ground
- Preheat air fryer at 390 degrees.
- Mix cinnamon and sugar together.
- Core apples.
- Slice apples about ⅛ inch thickness using a mandoline slicer (for best results).
- Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and sugar.
- Spray air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place apples in a single layer on the air fryer basket.
- Cook for 4 and flip, cooking for another 4 minutes or until desired crispness is achieved.
- Move apple chips to a cooling rack and repeat steps until all apples are cooked.
- Store in an airtight container.
Air fryer apple chips are such a simple yet delicious snack to keep around the house. These are much healthier snacking options than regular chips.
How do you eat your apple chips? Let us know in the comments below.
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