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Do you ever find that you need a healthier alternative to cake when you’re baking a cake? You know, something sweet that’ll help you resist the impulse to eat all the crumbs and leftovers of the cake in front of you. These Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps will definitely do the trick!

Last week I posted a roundup of healthy chip alternatives for those moments when you want the savory satisfaction of potato chips. But many people crave sweet more than savory. I’m one of those!

Even if sweet is not always the thing you crave, this baked cinnamon apple crisps recipe is great for the entire family. Kids will love it! And you can’t beat a healthy snack like this one that is so easy to make. You can even store it if you have any leftover (I doubt you will, though).

MATERIALS YOU NEED TO MAKE BAKED CINNAMON APPLE CRISPS

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps - Mandoline

The best part is that you barely need any materials or ingredients for this recipe.

  • Mandolin or very sharp knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Apple corer, small round cookie cutter, or knife (to cut out the core)

I highly recommend a mandolin. This is the one I have, it was a wedding gift, but there are less expensive ones. It’ll slice the apples as thin as possible and every slice will be the same thickness. But I know that not everybody owns a mandolin, so in that case, use a very sharp knife.

The key is to get each slice to be about 1/8” thick. If your slices are all different, then you’ll end up with some soggy and some over-crisped, if you know what I mean.

INGREDIENTS

Sometimes you just want a delicious sweet that is simple to make and requires little effort. You might already have these ingredients available:

  • 1 apple
  • Cinnamon to taste (optional)
  • Almond butter to dip the baked cinnamon apple crisps in (optional)

Simple and quick prep time. Of course, these go in the oven for 2 hours. But those are two hours where you can relax, read a book, workout, or anything your heart desires with the only interruption of flipping the chips at the halfway point.

While this recipe only includes one apple (we ate the rest 😉), I suggest you make two apples or more if you intend to share them. You can also make as many apples as you would like if you want to save some for later.

DIRECTIONS: HOW TO MAKE BAKED CINNAMON APPLE CRISPS

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps

STEP 1

Preheat convection oven to 215°. Wash apple and cut 1/8” thick slices with a mandolin or sharp knife.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps - Mandolin Setting

STEP 2

OPTIONAL: Cut out center seed area with a knife or a small diameter cookie cutter. If you have an apple corer, use it before slicing the apple.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps - Core

STEP 3

Sprinkle one or both sides with cinnamon. In this recipe, I sprinkled half the batch with cinnamon only. My husband is not crazy about the spice, so I left the rest without so that he can enjoy them too. They are just as delicious without cinnamon!

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps - Cinnamon

STEP 5

Place sliced apples on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 215° for two hours, flipping the apple slices after one hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes. They will be very crispy once they cool.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps - Out of Oven on Parchment Paper

BAKING TIP

Baking times are reduced when you use a convection oven because it has a fan that continuously circulates hot air inside the oven. This is different than a conventional oven, which simply surrounds the food with heat. The added hot air of a convection oven helps cook food more quickly.

If you are using a conventional oven, this recipe may take a little more time. You can still flip the slices after one hour, but they might need a little more time to crisp than two hours.

Please note that they will seem slightly soft when you remove them from the oven. They’ll be crispy after they cool, about 3 minutes later. Test one chip at the two-hour mark to see if they’re ready.

ENJOY THE BAKED CINNAMON APPLE CRISPS!

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps - crisp with almond butter

These cinnamon apple crisps are soooo flavorful! They’re the perfect healthy replacement for a piece of cake, lol. Like I mentioned earlier, this simple to make and delicious snack can be eaten with almond butter for a little added healthy fat and protein.

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Irresistible Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

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Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps
PREP TIME
5 mins
COOK TIME
2 hrs
Resting Time
3 mins
TOTAL TIME
2 hrs 5 mins
 

These Bake Cinnamon Apple Crisps are a delicious healthy snack alternative. They're easy to make and only require two ingredients.

COURSE: Snack
CUISINE: American
Keyword: baked cinnamon apple crisps
SERVINGS: 1
CALORIES: 95 kcal
AUTHOR: Catherine Baez Sholl
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 apple
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tsp almond butter optional
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat convection oven to 215°. Wash apple and cut 1/8” thick slices with a mandolin or sharp knife.

  2. OPTIONAL: Cut out center seed area with a knife or a small diameter cookie cutter. If you have an apple corer, use it before slicing the apple.

  3. Sprinkle one or both sides with cinnamon. In this recipe, I sprinkled half the batch with cinnamon only. My husband is not crazy about the spice, so I left the rest without so that he can enjoy them too. They are just as delicious without cinnamon!

  4. Place sliced apples on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 215° for two hours, flipping the apple slices after one hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes. They will be very crispy once they cool.

RECIPE NOTES
  • Baking times are reduced when you use a convection oven because it has a fan that continuously circulates hot air inside the oven. This is different than a conventional oven, which simply surrounds the food with heat. The added hot air of a convection oven helps cook food more quickly.
  • If you are using a conventional oven, this recipe may take a little more time. You can still flip the slices after one hour, but they might need a little more time to crisp than two hours.
  • Please note that they will seem slightly soft when you remove them from the oven. They'll be crispy after they cool, about 3 minutes later. Test one chip at the two-hour mark to see if they're ready.

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