If there’s one fruit that you can easily find everywhere all year ’round, that would be an apple. It’s a very nutritious fruit that you can snack on as is. Or, if you want to make your snack more exciting and flavorful, make some cinnamon apple chips.
But before we show you how to make these delicious chips, let us first explore the health benefits of apples.
How Can They Be Beneficial to Your Health?
Needless to say, apples are very popular. There are tons of products made from this type of fruit. They are exceptionally healthy, and these benefits are backed by science too.
Apples contain lots of nutrients just like any fruit. Since they are high in fiber and water, they are beneficial when it comes to weight loss. They are also good for the heart and known to be very useful in reducing the risk of diabetes. According to research, they can help protect your brain and bones. They contain some compounds that are useful in the prevention of cancer.
Now, when talking about snacks, it is good to munch on a fresh apple too. But you can always do a few tricks to make it more interesting. Homemade apple chips with cinnamon are addictive. Plus, you can easily take them with you on the road.Print
Thinly sliced apples, baked at a very low temperature is the secret to come up with healthy, crispy, and appetizing cinnamon apple chips.
3 large sweet apples (thinly sliced)
1 1/2 tsp white sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Arrange the apple slices in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle a mixture of white sugar and ground cinnamon over the apple slices.
- Bake the apples for about 45 minutes or until they are all dry and the edges are curled.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Each apple slice should not be more than 1/8-inch thick. Otherwise, it won’t get crispy. And take note that the baking time will depend on how moist the apples are.
- Method: Baking
As you can see, making this recipe does not involve a dehydrator at all. As long as you take your time in baking the apple slices at a low temperature, they should dry up. It is also important that you give enough time for them to cool so you can get them crispy.
What Type of Apple Is the Best to Use?
Any type of apple would work just fine. But make sure that they are fresh and crisp. The best ones to utilize include Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or Jazz.
If you have apples growing in your back yard, you can make cinnamon apple chips every day if you want to instead of letting the fruits rot. But even if you buy them from the market, they are cheap anyway, so this snack should not cost you that much.
Haven’t had cinnamon apple chips before? Try them. They are super delicious. Plus, it is easy to keep a stash in your purse wherever you go! 🙂