This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x
OMG. Check out these apple chips. Yes. Apple. I found a version of this recipe on Pinterest and it sounded just like something I needed in my life! It’s easy, reasonably healthy and low in calories! Not to mention, bloody tasty and surprisingly sweet! Fantastic treat to help beat those sugar cravings without going overboard(much better for us than M+Ms no?) and something yummy to help encourage the Little Mister to try new things (spoiler alert: he loves them).
Look, they’re not sugar free, but you need so little because the apple’s natural sweetness comes out. I might even experiment without it and report back. I am all about everything being good in moderation.
Mr Unprepared was kind enough to make these happen yesterday and even got the Little Mister to help out. Beware, though. You might try to eat a whole batch before they even make it off the cooling rack. And a bonus? While they’re in the oven, your whole house will smell like the inside of an apple pie.
Apples (I chose pink lady because they’re a little bit sweeter but I imagine it works with any kind – use as many as you like or can fit in your oven).
Ground cinnamon (to taste)
Sugar (to taste)
1. Preheat your oven to around 100 degrees celsius (pretty low for nice slow drying of the apple without burning it). Line a baking tray (or four haha) with greaseproof paper and set aside.
2. Peel apples if you wish (we didn’t bother) and slice them (as many as you would like) into thin chip-like slices. They don’t have to be perfectly thin, nor do they have to be perfectly shaped. They are just as tasty whichever way you have them!
3. Place slices in a zip loc bag (or something just as effective), throw in a bit of cinnamon and a bit of sugar (just enough to very lightly coat each slice of apple – a little will go a long way). AND SHAKE (the Little Mister’s job which he carried out with great joy)! 🙂
4. Place apple on baking trays and put in the oven for one hour. After that hour, turn the apple chips over and put them back in for another hour.
When finished, they should be dried out nicely and crispy to touch. Like chips! They will have shrunk a lot, but that’s normal! Place them on a rack to cool and try to resist them!!!!
And that’s about as ‘food blogger’ as I get. You’re welcome haha.
Let me know if you try these! x