APPLES, APPLES, APPLES!!!!!

Did somebody say APPLES? This fall my husband and I took out two littles apple picking and we left with 2 VERY FULL bags of apples. The kids had a great time and it was great family bonding. We actually went too early in the season and were limited to one variety but that didn’t matter at all.

We’ve eaten then, made homemade apple juice, baked apple crumble and STILL have apples left over. So in search I went for another opportunity to use apples. And VOILA! The apple chip.

Fun fact: I’ve had a mandolin for 3 years and have only used it twice. I was so excited to take it down from the top of my closet and put it to use!

This recipe is perfect for moms looking for something for the littles to do. It’s a great opportunity to practice counting the number of slices, identify shapes (circles and stars), and if they are big enough, they can even help sprinkle a little cinnamon.

My kids happened to be at school/daycare but I thoroughly enjoyed the aroma of cinnamon and apple drying out in my oven while I used the time to clean the house. MULTITASKING is KEY! Can I get and AMEN!??

Ok, enough chatter, here goes the recipe!

Oven Baked Apple Chips

An easy way to use up those extra apples from fall apple picking with the kids. These apples will also have your home smelling like warm apple pie.
Get the kids involved with the prep and enjoy some fun activities while you wait for them to bake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Snack

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Mandolin
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 Large Apples (any crispy variety)
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Sweetened Coconut Optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200F. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.
  • Thoroughly wash apples and slice to 1/8 inch. A mandolin is recommended but if not, watch those fingers!  
     
  • Arrange apples in single layer on backing tray and sprinkle with cinnamon.
    *You may add shredded coconut too for some extra pizzazz*
  • Bake in oven for 1 hour. Then turn apples over and bake for another 1 hour.
  • Change oven temperature to 300F for 20-30minutes.
    *Keep a close eye so they do not burn* This extra step helps to add an extra crunch to the chips.
  •  Remove baking sheets from oven, let cool and ENJOY!