Healthy Baked Apple Chips

I wish I could tell you that I have the self control to keep these yummy snacks on hand. But if I’m being totally honest, they never last more than 20 minutes after I pull them out of the oven.

They are an absolutely perfect substitute for potato chips and a fabulously guilt free late night snack.

The thickness of the apple slices makes all the difference. I like thinner slices that finish baking sooner, but if you like thicker chips (and have the patience) you can bake thicker chips for longer.

When I first started cooking apple chips, I did not have a mandoline and I hand sliced my apples. I do not recommend this way because even the thinnest slices you can cut are still going to be about 3 mm. (At least mine were) the first batch I made took about 2 hours to bake and as you know I am IMPATIENT.

But, if you have a mandoline, you can cut that time way down. Yay! I have a Yakatto, which I LOVE! Best $17 I’ve ever spent. And I recommend getting one if you slice a lot of fruits and veggies. I use the thinnest blade possible, which is 1.5mm, and it yields fabulous, crispy chips. One apple will produce about 1 pan worth of chips, and the prep time is less than 5 min!


  • Apples (I prefer gala or fuji)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar (optional, I usually don’t add this)


  1. Wash apples and remove stem
  2. Place smallest blade on mandoline (I use 1.5mm but you can use larger blades or hand slice)
  3. Slice apples and place on a single layer on wax paper lined pan *This is crucial* otherwise your slices will turn into apple flakes when you try to pry them up.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and optional sugar.
  5. Bake 1.5mm slices at 250°F for 30 min, or 3mm slices at 250°F for 90min.*
  6. After cooking time is up, allow chips to stay in the oven while it cools if they are not completely crispy.

*Ovens temperatures and setting can vary greatly so please keep an eye on the chips while they are baking.

This is what happens when you don’t use parchment paper or a lot of oil. 😢 I’m going to have to soak these off.

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