Air Fryer Apple Chips are a delicious snack. All you need are apples and cinnamon, and you will have a healthy alternative to potato chips. Best of all, these chips are zero points for Weight Watchers Blue.
The entire family is going to love this recipe because it so easy to make. These apple chips are perfect if you are following a low calorie diet, Weight Watchers, or if you just want a nutritious snack.
I am always up for a healthy snack recipe, especially in the air fryer. These apple chips are probably one of the easiest snack recipes you will ever make. Apple chips are also fun to pack into kids lunches.
Years ago, I would make batches of apple chips in my traditional food dehydrator. I would have to wait patiently for hours until they would be done. But now, making apple chips in the air fryer, allows me to be done in just minutes.
These chips can be made using different kinds of delicious apples, making a colorful bowl of chips. And you can make them differently each time for a variety.
What you need to make apple chips in the air fryer
The only ingredient you really need for this recipe is 1-2 medium sized apples. I like to have sweet apples with just a hint of cinnamon flavor, so I used about one teaspoon cinnamon. You can choose a sweeter apple to make this recipe, but of course, Granny Smith apples will work too.
My favorite apple is a Pink Lady Apple or Gala Apple, because they have just the right amount of sweetness. Just be sure you use fresh apples to make this air fryer recipe. If you have leftover apples, be sure to try our air fryer apple pie or apple pie bombs.
How to make Air Fryer Apple Chips
You do not have to core apples, or even peel them first. To make a batch of apple chips, you will want to begin by washing and drying the apples. After they are dried, use the mandolin, or a sharp knife, and cut them into thin slices.
Sprinkle a tsp of cinnamon on the apple slices and place them in the air fryer basket, in a single layer. For sweeter apple chips, you can make a sugar mixture by combining a tsp of cinnamon and a tsp of sugar to sprinkle on the apple slices.
Once they are in the basket, set the temperature to 380 degrees with a cook time of 8-10 minutes. Turn the slices at the 5 minute mark. Let the slices sit for at least 5 minutes to crisp, although 15 minutes or more is even better. My slices usually don't last that long, and are eaten within minutes of the being done.
Keep in mind all air fryers are not the same. If this is the first time you are making this air fryer recipe, keep an eye on the slices during the cooking process.
These homemade apple chips will firm up as they cool down. If you apples are juicier, it may take an extra minute or two of extra cooking time for them to become crisp apples.
Cut apples in about ⅛ inch slices. Although they don't have to be perfectly the same, a similar thickness will help them cook evenly. And thinner slices will be quicker cooking.
Don't try to cook the entire apple at once. You will need to work in batches so the slices don't overlap.
For other flavors, there are several McCormick's seasonings. Just a few flavors you can add are; apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice, or a cinnamon sugar mixture.
Do I need to core the apples first?
You don't have to. I left mine with the cores in, and once they were done cooking, they were just fine.
How long do air fryer apple chips last?
Keep them in an airtight container for up to 5 days. They do lose crispness over time, but are still a delicious snack.
How do you make crispy apple chips?
Air fry them until they begin to firm up, then remove them from the basket and let them sit for a few minutes. Be sure to not have any slices overlap during the cooking process.
What can I do if my apple chips are burning?
The first time I tried to make these chips, I overcooked them just a tad. Here are a few tips I found helpful when making these chips:
- If the apples are too thin, they will burn faster.
- Not all air fryers have the same wattage, so cook times may be a little different. Try lowering the temperature and check them often as they cook.
- Let the chips sit for a minute so they can start to crisp, before adding more cook time.
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
Air Fryer Apple Chips
- Air Fryer
- Mandolin Slicer or Sharp Knife
- 1 apple
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Begin by washing and drying the apples. After they are dried, use the mandolin, or a sharp knife, and cut them into thin slices, about ⅛ inch thick.
- Sprinkle a tsp of cinnamon on the apple slices and place them in the air fryer basket, in a single layer.
- Once they are in the basket, set the temperature to 380 degrees with a cook time of 8-10 minutes.
- Turn the slices at the 5 minute mark. Let the slices sit for at least 5 minutes to crisp. (15-30 minutes rest time is best.)
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.