Dehydrated Apple Chips

How To Make Dehydrated Apple Chips

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Dehydrated apple chips are the perfect snack. They are sweet, crispy, and so delicious. Plus, they are so easy to make. Even if you do not have a dehydrator, you can still make these dehydrated apple chips in the oven. 

Why Are My Dehydrated Apple Chips Not Crispy

There may be two reasons why your dehydrated apple chips are not crispy. First, you did not dehydrate them long enough. The longer the apple chips dehydrate, the crispier they will become. 

Second, you may need to use a different method to dehydrate the apples. Although the dehydrated apple chips will be crisp, they will not be as crispy as of they were made in the oven or air fryer. So if the apple chips are not crispy enough, try another cooking method. 

How Long Do Apple Chips Take In Dehydrator

It depends on the thickness of the apple slices. Thicker apple slices will take longer to dehydrate. Thinner apple slices will take less time to dehydrate. Generally, it takes about 8-12 hours to dehydrate apple chips. 

Dehydrated Apple Chips

Are Dehydrated Apple Chips Healthy

Yes, dehydrated apples are healthy. Apples are nutritional superstars. 

Apples contain phytochemicals that have high antioxidant activity. Antioxidants can scavenge free radicals and prevent cellular damage. 

Apples also contain vitamin C, which helps reconstruct vitamin E. Vitamin C also protects cells and molecules from oxidative damage, which helps prevent chronic diseases. 

Apples also contain fiber. Fiber is associated with a decreased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, and diabetes.

Furthermore, these dehydrated apple chips are oil-free. Each serving of apples has 72 calories, making them the perfect snack.

What Is The Best Apple To Dehydrate

If you want your dehydrated apples to have a crisp texture, tart apples are best. Granny Smith apples, Jona golds, and Mcintosh apples will give you the crispiest results. 

These apples have low levels of sugar and a tart, sharp flavor. These apples will also hold thier shapes better than other varieties of apples. 

Do You Have To Peel Apples Before You Dehydrate Them

Peeling apples before dehydrating them is optional. However, you may want to consider peeling the apples, depending on how you plan to use them. 

If you are going to use dehydrated apples as a snack, you can leave the skin on. If you will rehydrate the apple slices and use them to make apple sauce, it’s best to peel them before you dehydrate them. 

Tips For Dehydrating Apples

Use a mandoline to cut the apples. The apples will have a uniform thickness which helps them finish dehydrating around the same time. 

Cut the apple slices that are 1/8-inch thick. Do not slice them too thin, or they will be hard to remove from the dehydrator trays. 

Line your dehydrator trays with parchment paper. The parchment will prevent the apple slices from sticking to the trays.

Place the apple chips on the dehydrator trays in an even layer. Do not overcrowd them. If the apple slices are too close together, they will be soft, moist, and chewy.

How To Make Apple Chips In The Oven

You can make apple chips in the oven if you don’t have a dehydrator. Plus, it’s just as easy. To make apple chips in the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 °F.
  2. Place the water into a bowl, squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl, and stir to combine. Set it aside
  3. Combine the cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl and set it aside. 
  4. Cut each apple into 1/8-inch thick slices using a mandoline. 
  5. Dip the apple slices into the lemon water, then sprinkle both sides of each apple with cinnamon sugar. 
  6. Place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake them for 45 minutes. Flip the apple chips over and bake them for another 45 minutes until they are dry and crispy. 
  7. Let the dehydrated apple chips cool completely.   
Dehydrated Apple Chips

How To Store Dehydrated Apple Chips

Let the apple chips cool completely. Place the apple chips into an airtight container. Store them in a cool dark place. 

You can store dehydrated apples for 6-8 months. However, I doubt these apple chips will last that long.

How To Use Dehydrated Apple Chips

You can eat these dehydrated apple chips as a snack or add them to your smoothie bowls, yogurt bowls, or oats. You can even use them to make pies, applesauce, or bread. But you will need to rehydrate the dehydrated apple chips first. 

You can use apple chips to make granola, granola bars, or trail mix. You can also grind the dehydrated apple chips into a powder and use it in energy bites or chocolate truffles. 

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How To Make Dehydrated Apple Chips

Recipe by Sarah
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Course: SnacksCuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, VeganDifficulty: Easy


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These apple chips are easy to make and so flavorful. They are coated with cinnamon and coconut sugar, which gives the apple chips a sweet, warm flavor that is simply addicting. 

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  • 1 cup water

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (optional)

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 4–5 small apples, washed


  • Place the water into a bowl, squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl, and stir to combine. Set it aside
  • Combine the cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl and set it aside.
  • Line each dehydrator tray with parchment paper.
  • Cut each apple into 1/8-inch thick slices using a mandoline.
  • Dip the apple slices into the lemon water. Sprinkle both sides of each apple with cinnamon sugar, then place them onto the dehydrator trays in a single layer.
  • Dehydrate the apple slices at 145 °F for 8 hours. If the apples are hard, crunchy, and free of moisture, turn off the dehydrator. If they are still soft and moist, dehydrate them for another 2-4 hours.
  • Let the dehydrated apple chips cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories72
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 1mg 1%
  • Potassium 141mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19.6g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.9g 12%
    • Sugars 15.3g
  • Protein 0.1g 0%

  • Calcium 11%
  • Iron 7%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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