Easy Air Fryer Apple Chips - Recipes From A Pantry (2024)

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With this Apple Chips Air Fryer Recipe, it’s quick and easy to whip up a delicious, healthy, and totally addictive snack. Made with just 2 ingredients and absolutely no sugar or oil, you can indulge in these crispy air fryer apple chips treat guilt-free.

Suitable for vegan, gluten free, low carb, Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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These Air Fryer Apple Chipsare a healthy, and totally addictive, delicious snack. Making apple chips air fryer turn out perfectly crispy, crunchy, and sweet.

Plus, they are done in a fraction of the time it takes to make them in the oven or dehydrator. #airfryerforthewin

I’m always looking for easy and healthy snack options for my family, and the air fryer makes it sooooo easy to cook up healthier versions of all sorts of snack cuisine (aka my favorite cuisine). And these delicious apple chips are one of the easiest air fryer recipes I’ve ever made.

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And in the case of these 2 ingredient homemade apple chips, absolutely no oil is needed at all! Yeap, apple chips are a healthy and delicious snack the whole family will love. Just like these tasty Air Fryer Chickpeas and my crispy Air Fryer Potato Chips.

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Healthy Apple Chips

Because these Air Fryer Apple Chipsare sohealthy, they make an ideal snack to serve up for your kiddos and the entire family. You get all the crispy, crunchy goodness of potato chips, but in healthy apple slices form.

Just like these Air Fryer Pecans and crunchy Air Fryer Banana Chips, these are great as an after-school snack, lunch box treat, adding to snack mix and breakfast granola.

And like Air Fryer Wontons, this air fryer apple chips recipe can be easily doubled or even tripled.

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Why Make This Recipe

  • Healthy – No sugar and no oil, which means you can go ahead and indulge that addiction totally guilt-free.
  • Easy – Making your own homemade apple chips in the air fryer is soooooo easy with minimal effort in just 30 minutes!
  • Affordable – You need only 2 basic everyday ingredients.
  • Leftovers – A great way to use up leftover apples and get your family to eat more fruit.
  • Diet friendly – Air fryer apple chips are suitable for vegan, gluten free, low carb, Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 diets. Plus, they’re oil-free and contain no added sugar.
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Ingredient Notes

You only need two ingredients to make these cinnamon apple chips;

  • Apple – use your favorite type of fresh apples or a mixture of them.
  • Ground Cinnamon – use your favorite store-bought brand.

Ready to learn how to make this apple chips air fryer recipe? Gather up your ingredients and I will show you….

How To Make Air Fryer Apple Chips

Get the complete ingredients list & instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C.
  2. Thinly slice apples using either a mandolin or a sharp knife, and remove any seeds.
  3. Add apples to a bowl, sprinkle cinnamon on top, then mix to fully coat the apple slices.
  4. Transfer half of the spiced apple slices to the air fryer basket, arranging them in a single layer.
  5. Air fry for 8-10 minutes, turning and flattening them at least 2 times during the cooking process.
  6. Remove the cooked apple chips from air fryer and then repeat the process with the rest of the apple slices.
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Chef’s Tip: You will have to turn and flatten the apple slices about 2-3 times during cooking, to remove any that have flown up onto the fan so they crisp evenly.

Homemade Apple Chips In The Oven

Don’t have an air fryer? Not to worry. Just follow these simple steps to make deliciously crispy apple chips in the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F / 110 degrees C.
  2. Thinly slice apples using either a mandolin or a sharp knife.
  3. Remove any seeds, add apple slices to a bowl, and combine with cinnamon.
  4. Arrange apple slices on a metal baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 45 – 60 minutes, until apple chips are dried and edges curl up.
  6. Using a spatula, transfer them onto a wire rack until fully cooled and crispy.
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Expert Tips

  • Using a mandolin to slice the apples works best. Alternatively, use a sharp knife.
  • Don’t cut them too thin, as they can burn without actually crisping up.
  • Try to make sure the apple slices are all the same thickness so they will cook at the same rate.
  • If thickness varies, divide into batches according to thicknessand cook similar size apple slices together.
  • If some slices are cooking quicker than others, simplyremove the quicker cooking ones earlier.
  • Note that your apple chips may not be fully crispy when done, but don’t fret. They will crisp upon cooling.
  • Cook time will also depend on the thickness of your apple slices. If they are very thin, they may cook a bit faster.
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model, so this recipe includes a range of suggested cook times.
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Delicious Variations

  • Vary the Spices – Use cardamom, nutmeg, apple pie spice, or pumpkin pie spice.
  • Vary the Cooking Time Air fry a little longer to make these crisper for snacking, and less time when you want softer apple chips for topping granola.
  • Add Some Sweetness – By including a dash of honey, maple syrup, or vanilla extract. You can also coat them in a cinnamon sugar mixture before cooking.
  • Use Different Fruit – For a totally different flavor profile, follow this recipe and use pears instead of apples.

Prep Ahead and Storage

  • Prep Ahead – To avoid browning, do not slice apples in advance.
  • Storage – Let the apple chips cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. Keep at room temperature for 7-9 days.
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FAQs

What Type of Apples Are Best for Making Apple Chips?

I made these using Braeburn apples, which have a nice crispness and subtly sweet flavor. And many people tend to use Red Delicious apples to make apple chips.

For an even sweeter treat, use Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji apples. Gravenstein and Granny Smith varieties are the best apples if you want extra crispy chips that are a bit on the tart side.

This is one of the most flexible air fryer apple recipes, and any variety will work, so choose your favorite apples!

How To Reduce The Chance Of Burning?

Air Fryer temperatures do vary, so if your apple chips are burning, try cooking them at a slightly lower temperature.

You could also cut the slices a little thicker.
I also recommend keeping a close eye on them and removing them as soon as you see golden brown and crisp apple chips.

Are Apple Chips Healthy?

Apple chips are a low calorie snack that is suitable for a wide range of dietary needs. Air frying apple chips gives you a nutritious snack that is a great source of Vitamin A and C as well as a variety of minerals and antioxidants. Making apple chips is a great alternative to traditional fried snacks.

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Serving Suggestions

  • Air Fryer Green Beans.
  • Air Fryer Chicken Tenders.
  • Air Fryer Baked Feta Cheese Appetizer.

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 0 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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Originally published Nov 2017. Updated December 2022.

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Air Fryer Apple Chips

Air Fryer Apple Chips are a fun, kid-friendly, healthy snack.

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time20 minutes mins

Total Time30 minutes mins

Course: Snack

Cuisine: American, Western

Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan

Servings: 2

Calories: 48kcal

Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Air Fryer version:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degres F / 180 degrees C.

  • Thinly slice the apple using either a mandolin or a sharp knife.

  • Add apple slices to a bowl and combine with cinnamon.

  • Transfer half of the spiced apple slices to the air fryer basket, arranging in a single layer.

  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, turning and flattening them at least 2 times during the cooking process.

  • Remove the cooked apple chips, and then repeat the process with the rest of the apple slices.

Oven version:

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F / 110 degrees C.

  • Thinly slice the apple using either a mandolin or a sharp knife.

  • Add apple slices to a bowl and combine with cinnamon.

  • Arrange slices in a single layer on a metal baking sheet.

  • Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the apple chips are dried and edges curl up.

  • Using a spatula, transfer onto a wire rack until fully cooled and crispy.

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Notes

  • Using a mandolin to slice the apples works best. Alternatively, use a sharp knife.
  • Don’t cut them too thin, as they can burn without actually crisping up.
  • Try to make sure the apple slices are all the same thickness so they will cook at the same rate.
  • If thickness varies, divide into batches according to thicknessand cook similar size apple slices together.
  • If some slices are cooking quicker than others, simplyremove the quicker cooking ones earlier.
  • Note that your apple chips may not be fully crispy when done, but don’t fret. They will crisp upon cooling.
  • Cook time will also depend on the thickness of your apple slices. If they are very thin, they may cook a bit faster.
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model, so this recipe includes a range of suggested cook times.
  • Storage – keep in an airtight container stored at room temperature for 7-9 days.
  • There are 0 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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