Air Fryer Apple Chips are a healthy and delicious snack that you can easily make at home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create crispy chips that are perfect for any time of day.
These crispy apple chips are a great alternative to traditional potato chips and are sure to satisfy your craving for something crunchy and sweet.
Air Fryer Apple Chips Recipe
This Air Fryer Apple Chips recipe has simple ingredients and is a great healthier alternative for the entire family that you can make in just minutes.
They’re easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients already on hand!
You can make apple chips your own by adding different ingredients to them once they’re air fried like chocolate, peanut butter or even powdered sugar.
Try warming up some peanut butter and chocolate and dip your air fryer apple chips in a simple homemade dip for a great chip and dip alternative during movie or game night!
Try out these other yummy quick snack recipes that you can make in your air fryer:
Ingredients you will need
Red apples: for this easy air fryer recipe, my favorite apples are Gala apples because they are one of the more sweet apples. If you’re looking for more of a tart flavor, you can pick up some Granny Smith apples.
Maple syrup: you can use any kind of maple syrup that you prefer. You can use regular or sugar-free; they both work well, but I don’t reccomend using honey because it’s harder to work with.
Cinnamon: ground cinnamon pairs perfectly with the maple syrup and brings a warm and comforting taste to the crunchy apple chips.
These air fryer cinnamon apple chips make a great nutritious snack or even to add into your meal prep for the week.
You can also pack them for a delicious on the go snack or put them in a baggie with a sweet and encouraging note and send them to school with your little ones.
Best apples for apple chips
I’ve tried out both Gala and Granny Smith apples for this delicious apple chips recipe because I wanted to see which types of apples that I liked more.
Honestly, they are both delightful, but it depends on what kind of wholesome snack that you’re looking for.
If you want something a little sweeter, go with Gala apples. If you’re looking for something a little more acidic and sour, try Granny Smith apples.
When deciding on the type of apples you want to use, keep in mind there will be added sugar from the maple syrup. So you don’t want to go with anything super sweet.
However, the difference is not very noticeable since the apple slice is very thin.
How do you make crispy apple chips?
1. Preheat the air fryer to 350° F.
2. Slice the apples. Cut the fresh apples into ⅛” inch-thick slices using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife. I highly recommend using a mandoline to get even slices that are thin enough to crisp up in the air fryer.
3. Season the apples. Line the sliced apples on a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, add a thin maple syrup layer. Then, sprinkle ground cinnamon over each sliced apple. Flip the apple slices and repeat the process on the other side.
4. Air fry the apples. Place the apple slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Work in batches to avoid stacking the slices, and cook for 10 minutes, flipping the crispy apple chips halfway through.
Remove the apple chips from the air fryer with kitchen tongs and place them on a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining apple slices.
Here are a few tips to make sure your apple chips come out perfect every time!
- Add cinnamon sugar, drizzle some chocolate over them or even dip them in peanut butter for some protein.
- Use a metal rack to hold the apple chips in place and prevent them from flying around.
- Smaller apple slices cook faster; check on them every 5 minutes.
- Thicker apple slices take longer to cook than the time suggested in the recipe. If you sliced them by hand rather than using a mandoline, they may take longer.
- Cook the apple chips until they are browned, especially on the edges.
- You might want to flip the apple chips every 3-4 minutes, depending on your air fryer.
- Avoid using honey as a substitute for maple syrup because it’s thick and difficult to spread on the apple slices.
Do I need to core the apples first?
Whether you want to leave the core of your apples in or take it out is totally up to you!
I like to leave mine in because I really like the star shape in the center. If you want to core them first, I really like this apple corer because it helps stablize the apple so it doesn’t fall over while removing the core.
What is the best way to slice apples for apple chips?
I found the easiest and quickest way to slice your apples is by using a mandoline slicer. This helps with making thin and even slices without having to use a knife.
If you cut some too thick, they may be a little more chewy and soft instead of being crispy like a chip.
Safety tip: when using a mandolin for slicing apples, use cut resistant glove so that you don’t accidentally cut your hand.
How long do air fryer apple chips last?
I recommend eating your homemade apple chips fresh out of the air fryer. This is when they will be the most crisp!
However, they’re still delicious a day or two after your air fry them. I would just put them in an airtight container until you’re ready to eat them.
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Air Fryer Apple Chips
- Mandoline slicer
- Pastry brush
- 1 medium red apple
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat the air fryer to 350° F.
- Cut the apples into ⅛” inch-thick slices using a mandoline or a sharp knife.
- Line the apple slices on a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, add a thin maple syrup layer. Then, sprinkle ground cinnamon over top. Flip the apple slices and repeat the process on the other side.
- Place the apple slices in the air fryer basket. Work in batches to avoid stacking the slices and cook for 10 minutes, flipping the apple chips halfway through.
- Remove the apple chips from the air fryer with kitchen tongs and place them on a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes.
Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.