Delicious Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Chips!
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If there is one thing we always have in the house, it’s apples. My kids love them with cinnamon or peanut butter, or just plain; they eat them at lunch, dinner, and/or for a snack. Since getting an air fryer a while back, dehydrating fruit is a quick and tasty snack. Bonus: it makes my kids THINK they are eating a sweet treat.
I found this recipe on Pinterest
and I loved that all it called for was apples and cinnamon. It took a few times to get the flavor and texture just right – also, depending on what type of air fryer you own, your times and temperatures will vary.
The first time I tried to make these apple chips,
they suddenly browned too much and they tasted close to burnt. However, now that I know how to do it, they are perfect: sweet, crunchy, and flavorful. The key is to watch them carefully during the final minutes.
Even if they don’t seem like they’ll be crispy, once they start to cool they’ll be just right. I air-fried mine at 300F for 25 minutes. Then, I turned the heat up to 325F and watched them closely for another 2-3 minutes. The full recipe can be found here: How to Make Apple Chips in an Air Fryer
Here is what my apple slices looked like
just a few minutes into being air-fried. I used a mandolin to slice them, then tossed in just a little olive oil and a lot of cinnamon!
Here is what they looked like after 25 minutes in the air fryer,
right before raising the heat and crisping them up. The hardest part of this recipe was waiting for them to cool – we definitely did not wait for more than a few minutes! I know the author said they last up to 5 days in a container, but we never have any left. Ever. Lol!
Taken from: How to Make Apple Chips in an Air Fryer
- 1 Large Apple (I used Jazz)
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon (I used more – my kids love cinnamon)
- 1 Tsp Olive Oil (I used extra virgin olive oil and it worked great!)
- Prepping the apples: Slice an apple using a mandoline slicer (preferred method) or a knife, making slices about 1/8 of an inch thick. Remove seeds and stems from middle slices. Toss apple slices in a bowl with cinnamon and oil. I prefer to add the cinnamon in small dashes to get some on every apple slice, instead of dumping it all on one apple. In the same way, I prefer to spray the oil lightly over the top, stir, and then give another light spray to try and disperse the oil evenly. Preheat your air fryer for about 2 minutes at 300F.
- Drying the chips: Place all the apple slices into the air fryer basket. Cook at 300F for 20-25 minutes, flipping and rotating apples every 5 minutes. Make sure slices in the middle of the pile are rotated out and all slices are exposed to the hot air at some point. Continue cooking at this temperature until the apples appear completely dried out, with no more shiny or “wet” spots remaining. The edges of the chips will begin to shrivel. If your chips are burning at all during this drying phase, lower the temperature of the air fryer by 25 degrees F.
- Crisping the chips: Once the apple slices appear completely dry, increase the air fryer temperature to 325F. Check, flip, and shake the apple chips every 90 seconds to 2 minutes. Chips will take 4-8 minutes total to crisp up, depending on thickness and amount. (If they’re cooking too slowly, up the temp by 10 degrees. If they’re cooking too quickly, lower the temp by 10 degrees.) The chips will begin to fly around the inside of the air fryer during this phase. They will begin to curl and gain color quickly. Remove any chips that are browning quicker than others.
- Let the chips cool for at least 5 minutes and then enjoy! For maximum crispiness, enjoy the apple chips 10-20 minutes after they come out of the air fryer. They will last up to 5 days in a container at room temperature but will become soft overnight.