To me, September screams apples. Seasonal summer fruits are only a memory (goodbye, strawberry season – you will be missed!) and apples become my go-to fruits. One of the simplest healthy – but delicious – apple snacks you can make only requires 2 ingredients!
Crisps are undeniably some of the world’s most popular snacks. Healthier alternatives are gaining popularity quickly too, with supermarkets offering fruit and vegetable crisps.
Apple crisps are some of the most common ones, and absolutely delicious. Forget the “healthy food” label, which – for some people – may make the food less appealing. Apple crisps are sweet and can satisfy a craving. They are also incredibly easy to make at home!
And as far as apples go, they are a great source of vitamin C, but also come packed with copper, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E and vitamins B1 and B6. They are a rich source of polyphenols, a group of antioxidants. As most plants, apples are also a great source of fibre. To make the most of the antioxidants and fibre, eat your apples skin-on!
…and that’s it!
Pre-heat the oven to 120°C.
Slice the apples into very thin rings, skin on. Cut out and discard the core part with seeds.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Spread the apple slices on the tray, avoiding overlapping. Sprinkle them generously with cinnamon. Turn them over and sprinkle the other side with cinnamon too.
Bake for around 1 hour 45 minutes, until fully dried. Turn them over half way through.
You can store your apple crisps in an air-tight container for a few days… but they likely won’t make it that far without being eaten. 🙂
It’s most efficient to bake a few trays of apples at once, for better use of your oven’s energy. Or, you can choose to bake apple crisps along with carrot or sweet potato crisps for more variety!
Cinnamon Apple Crisps
Healthy, homemade apple crisps - no extra oil or sugar
- Preheat the oven to 120C.
- Finely slice the apples. The thinner, the better – aim for 1-2mm thickness. No need to peel. Remove the core with seeds.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Lay the apples on the tray. Avoid overlapping.
- Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon.
- Turn the apple slices over and sprinkle with cinnamon on the other side.
- Bake for 1h 45m. Turn the apples over halfway through baking.