I enjoy making my own snacks. With my food restrictions, I get very leery of buying pre-made snacks. Half the time I end up with a negative reaction, even if there are no “forbidden” foods in the ingredient list. So, I am finding more and more snacks to just make myself 🙂
With school back in, moms are looking for more healthy snacks to send. Some kids have a hard time eating a whole apple. Why not send Apple Chips 🙂
This has to be one of those recipes that takes so few ingredients. It can easily be as low as two ingredients if you don’t care for cinnamon.
Dried Cinnamon Apple Chips
1/2. lemon juice
1-2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Wash your apples. Peel if you prefer. Slice thin. Soak apple in lemon juice. *** Here is a decision you have to make. I prefer dipping my apples in straight lemon juice. It gives them more of a tart flavour. (I miss sour candies) If you would like more of a sweet flavour, mix you lemon juice with 1/2 water, then dip apple slices.
Arrange your dipped apple slices onto your tray, next to each other but not touching in a single layer. Sprinkle With Cinnamon.
If you are using a dehydrator then set to low. Flip apples after approximately 12 hours. Apples will be ready in approximately 24 hours (total time). They will still be pliable, not really crisp.
If using oven, set on lowest setting. Place apple slices on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Flip apples after approximately two hours and rotating trays. Could take between three and four hours.
Realistically how long the process will take will depend on how thin you slice you apples, what temperature your oven is, and how crisp or pliable you like your apples. 🙂
Keep in a sealed container or bag for up to a month.