January 10, 2013
Since we're 10 days into the new year and those New Year's resolutions are still underway, I thought I should share a tasty healthy snack alternative. Tired of carrot sticks and celery?
How about a bowlful (proportionately sized of course - sorry, no gallon sized containers), of sweet and crispy Baked Apple Chips? These tasty treats are tossed in a cinnamon-spice mixture, with just a hint of sweetness.
They're great on their own, but they get even better when dipped in a Honey Spice Cream Cheese Dip, like the one I made with these Grilled Peaches and these Patriotic Fruit Parfaits. Crunchy deliciousness + creamy goodness = the perfect afternoon snack. Yum.
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
Yield: 2 servings Printable Recipe
4 gala apples
1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 200 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and sugar.
Cut the ends off of each apple. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice the apple into very thin slices, about 1/8" inch to 1/16" inch. If you use a mandolin, make sure you use the protective holder that keeps you from slicing your fingers to shreds.
Arrange the slices on the baking sheet, place in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Flip the slices over and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the apples are a bit crispy. The apples will still be flexible when they come out, but will crisp up after a few minutes.