Raw Apple Cinnamon Chips

A few weeks ago, the appliance that changed our lives forever arrived. That’s right, my dehydrator showed up on my doorstep. Soon after, the dehydrating fest began! I dehydrated sweet potato chips, zucchini chips, made beef jerky (recipe coming soon!), made gRAWnola, and made these apple chips. (I’ve actually made them several times – they just never lasted long enough for pictures!) This is quite possibly my new favorite appliance. It does take up a bit of counter space, but it’s been used SO often I just haven’t put it away. It is a great way to make healthy, whole food snacks, many times raw and still full of nutrients. It’s also so easy, you hardly need a recipe. I don’t have exact measurements – this is merely a guideline. Feel free to experiment. If you haven’t yet purchased a dehydrator, let me tell you – it’s worth your investment. I think that I will break even on my expense in a month or two, as I am not purchasing store-bought snacks (and organic, gluten-free, raw snacks can be super-expensive!)

Raw Cinnamon Apple Chips

3 organic Fuji apples (or your favorite variety), sliced thinly on a mandoline (mine were probably about 1/8 inch thick or so)

1-2 t ground cinnamon

Lay apple slices in a single layer on the racks of your dehydrator. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples. Dehydrate at 110 degrees F for 8-10 hours or until apples are leathery. Store in a sealed container.

Makes about 1 quart of apple chips.

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21 responses to “Raw Apple Cinnamon Chips

  1. Christy

    Can you share which dehydrator you use? The pic is awesome! Those look so good.

  2. those do look good! And cheap snacks too, can’t wait to see what else you come up with. :)

  3. Raw, apple, cinnamon, chips — all of my favorite things, combine into one awesome food! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I adore the dehydrator too. It makes me so happy. I swear half the time I am dehydrating kale chips, but that’s ok – they are still cheaper than buying them at the store.

  5. Michelle

    I’ve thought of buying a dehydrator so many times, but do fear it’s a passing fancy. What kind did you buy?

  6. I recently purchased a dehydrator: sooo worth it! It eliminates waste, and yes lots of convenient snacks on hand.

  7. Oh boy, I think this post was the final push I needed to finally invest in an Excalibur, your chips look absolutely delish Alta! I have a cheaper dehydrator but it’s awkward and you have to rotate the trays, etc., so it more of a pain than it’s worth. How loud is the Excalibur?

  8. Susan

    Your apple chips look awesome! I have a cheaper dehydrater that I’ve used for years and it does ok but I’m thinking I need a new one. Have you tried dehydrated fresh pineapple? That doesn’t last long either!

  9. Wow, I’ve been curious about dehydrators for quite a while already… apple chips look like a great thing to make! I love dried apples… looking forward to more dehydrated goodies!

  10. tastyeatsathome

    Christy, Susan and Michelle – I bought the Excalibur – the 5 tray one.

    Heidi – It’s kinda loud. I mean, not horribly so, but we do have to turn up the TV just a tad when we’re using it. LOL It’s super-easy to use though!

  11. Mmm, these look great Alta. I have put dehydrator on my list! Just got a blendtec and I need a new food processor so it might be a while. For now, I’ll just stock pile your recipes!

  12. Those look so good Alta! I’m so envious, I totally want a dehydrator.

  13. They look fabulous! I love dehydrated apple crisps. Going to make these in my oven (which, luckily, can go down to 110F!)

  14. feastonthecheap

    Yum! Snack-girl just shared her recipe for oven-baked apple crisps with us and they’ve become a go-to treat. Thanks for sharing yours – clearly I need a dehyrator

  15. Hey Alta! I’m absolutely loving this recipe idea. I actually was just given a hand-me-down dehydrator and I can’t wait to use it. I’m thinking these apples would be a great first run! :) I’ve linked this recipe in my Fav Top Ten Recipes of last week post. Thanks!

    ~Aubree Cherie

  16. Ohhh those look awesome Alta!

  17. What fun (getting a new kitchen toy). I’ve never dehydrated, but I think it’s a great idea. Buying dehydrated fruit can be so expensive. These apples look tasty with the cinnamon on them.

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  19. Margaret

    I have had a dehydrator for over 15 years. I bought it as a birthday present to myself. It has temp controls and everyone keeps giving me trays, so they stack to the sky, (not really) but I dehydrate everything I can get my hands on. Love it. Love it.

  20. I just got a dehydrator! I’d love to know how you made the sweet potato chips, and zucchini chips? And how were they?

  21. tastyeatsathome

    Ari – let’s see if I can remember, because i didn’t exactly follow a recipe. The zucchini chips I tossed in just a bit of oil, smoked paprika, and salt and laid them out on the sheets. I dehydrated until crisp – 8 hours, maybe? The sweet potato chips I did use a touch of sugar, salt, and chipotle chile powder, and sprinkled it over them. Dehydrated until crisp (I don’t time these things, but about 8 hours probably). Hope that helps! I love playing with my dehydrator!

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