Cinnamon Apple Chips for #SundaySupper

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 23, 2012

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All you have to do is say the word “chip,” and most people’s eyes light up. Where are the chips? Who has the chips? Is the bag open, and are they willing to share?

Recognizing the fact that chips are culinary currency, I’ve been making these Cinnamon Apple Chips for my kids, to great acclaim.

We have a smart and iron-clad rule at our house that if you are starving and need something to eat while watching the tube, you may only eat fruits or veggies. No pretzels, no potato chips, no crackers, no cookies, no ice cream, no, no, no. It’s too easy to mindlessly pack in calorie-dense sweet/salty/crunchy/creamy junk food if you aren’t careful. And who among us, young or older, can resist running to the pantry for a cookie or three if we see them advertised on a show?

Because of this inflexible rule, a lot of carrot sticks, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, grapes, bananas and apple and tangerine slices get popped into the gaping maws of my little TV-lovin’ couch spuds. By the way, I heartily recommend this rule to parents everywhere. Stick to your guns, and your biggest problem will be keeping the fruit stocked in the bowl on the counter, and the veggie bin in the refrigerator full. Those are problems we parents can handle!

Cinnamon Apple Chips ready to bake

Sprinkled and ready to bake.

These Cinnamon Apple Chips not only legally bridge the gap between fruit and chip, but they’re delicious and nutritious. Leave off the cinnamon sugar if you like.      

This recipe also gives you the chance to employ two under-used kitchen gadgets you might own – an apple corer and a mandolin slicer. You can certainly perform both functions with a knife, but if you have either of these, the job will be that much easier.

Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Chips

Summary: A cinnamony, crisp, baked Apple Chip bridges the snack gap between fruit and chip. Fuji, Gala or Golden Delicious are good choices for apple varieties to use in this recipe.

Cinnamon Apple Chips use your apple corerIngredients

  • 2 organic apples with skin left on, cored and sliced wafer-thin
  • Cinnamon sugar (see note below)


  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (for easy removal of slices later, and to avoid adding grease to the recipe). Lay apple slices on paper, without overlapping any. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar (or you may leave plain).
  2. Bake about 2 hours (2 1/2 hours if your slices are a little thick), until light brown and mostly dry. Using a spatula, remove apple chips to a wire rack. Chips will crisp and dry further as they cool.
  3. Serves 2-3.

How to make cinnamon sugar

Stir together 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Pour into a spice shaker, label it and store it with your other herbs and spices, ready to use for toast or to sprinkle on top of muffins before they go into the oven to bake. I usually triple or quadruple this so we always have it on hand for cinnamon sugar emergencies.


You may double or triple this recipe easily.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
Diet type: Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet tags: Reduced fat, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 2
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

The #SundaySupper group encourages gathering around the family table to share a meal. conversation and family time. These talented cooks have lots of recipes to share. Choose something from the list below and add it to your family meal!

Here’s our Autumn Apple Party Menu featuring apples!

Soups, Salads, Starters and Breads

Main Meals




Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7 p.m. (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat!



{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Patti September 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

Stick to your guns girl! These are a great snack Dorothy – how long do they last and how do you store them?


Dorothy September 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

I have never had to store them. They are always eaten right up. However, I would store them in an airtight container or zipper-top bag, otherwise the humidity in the air will soften them.


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen September 23, 2012 at 7:25 am

What a good recipe to munch on and to have for decoration! Love this idea Dorothy. Happy Sunday!


Cindys Recipes September 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

love your snacking rules! These make a great choice!


Momma's Meals September 23, 2012 at 6:55 am

These look fabulous and easy to make! I bet my daughter would love them!! I love leaving the skin on because a lot of the nutrients are in the skin. Thanks for sharing!


Crazy Kwistin September 23, 2012 at 6:35 am

Yum, these look so easy and simple. My girls would love them. This would be a first for me to make my own chips, adding it to my list!!


Laura Hunter September 23, 2012 at 6:17 am

This is my plan with my daughter. I think what might help is my husband and I don’t snack, especially not in front of the tv. I know important it is to set a good example when you have rules like this. I love these apple chips, it would be a great snack option for us. Thanks


Jennie @themessybakerblog September 23, 2012 at 6:09 am

That’s such a great rule. I’m going to have to start enforcing that rule in my house. These apple chips look so good. Happy #SundaySupper!


Renee September 23, 2012 at 6:04 am

How easy to make these chips! I need them around to snack on. Much healthier and better than regular processed snack foods.


Katie September 23, 2012 at 5:53 am

Yum! I love apple chips as a healthy autumn snack. And it’s smart to nosh on them instead of chips or other snacks that pack on the calories!


Faye Leong September 23, 2012 at 5:18 am

Great idea for junk food lovers like me. Will try it soon! Thanks for sharing.


diabeticFoodie September 23, 2012 at 4:49 am

Great snack idea. I’d probably use the cinnamon and skip the sugar. If I had kids at home, I’d definitely implement your rule. Love it! In fact, I may use it with hubs 🙂


baker street September 23, 2012 at 2:29 am

I absolutely love the idea of making my own apple chips and I love how simple it is to make! Great recipe, Dorothy! 🙂


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