Cinnamon Apple Chips

Homemade cinnamon apple chips recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun snack for the entire family!

A week ago we went to the apple farm and came back with nearly 20 pounds of apples. I’m not even remotely kidding. I’m in apple heaven. I love this time of year. Sure you can get apples year round but they’re not local and super fresh. In fact, the apples that are shipped in sometimes taste funny which really bums me out. I wish apples could be frozen like other fruit and enjoyed year round. Boy would that save me some frustration and sadness in the off season! Maybe someday someone will come up with a solution outside of canning applesauce or apple pie filling. Neither is the same as a fresh juicy apple.

Homemade baked cinnamon apple chips are a simple and delicious snack the entire family will love!

Homemade cinnamon apple chips recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun snack for the entire family!

Every year I get super excited to make my favorite apple pie. Last year I made it easily three or more times and one of them may or may not have been completely for my own consumption. It’s that good. I have every intention of making it at least once this year but I wanted to come up with other ideas to make with my supply of apples. Brainstorming possibilities and flipping through recipes I knew what had to be made.

Ever since Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity shared her recipe for maple walnut apple chips, I’ve been dying to make some of my own. Instead of making maple chips this time, I went a basic route as a test run. Not only were they simple and delicious, they were also a huge hit with the kids! The recipe itself takes maybe 5-10 minutes max of prep work depending on how fast you go and an hour to three, in my case, of bake time. You could just as easily dry the apple slices out in a dehydrator if you happen to have one.

Homemade cinnamon apple chips recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun snack for the entire family!

*I found using a sharp knife worked easier than a mandoline as the cheapo one I had was not wide enough to accommodate my massive apples. Also, bake time will vary greatly depending on the thickness of your slices. Check once every hour until the apples are nearly crisp and no longer moist.

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Thin slices of apples sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, then baked until crisp. A simple and delicious family-friendly snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple
Servings: 4


  • 1-2 large apples
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar


  • Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, carefully cut apples into very thin slices. Discard any seeds. Arrange on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper. Do not overlap apple slices.
  • Preheat oven to 200°F degrees.
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over apples.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Using tongs, gently lift apple slices to release from parchment paper. Return to oven to bake for another 1-2 hours or until no longer moist.
  • Once cool, store in an airtight container.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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64 Responses to “Cinnamon Apple Chips”

  1. #
    Danae (The Busty Baker) — October 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’m amazed at how perfect your slices are with just a knife. Mad knife skills!

    • #
      Rachel — October 18, 2011 at 11:39 am

      haha Thanks! :)

  2. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — October 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I’m with Danae, holy smokes! Totally impressed. Love your photos too!

  3. #
    Steph@stephsbitebybite — October 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    These look so delish! I want to eat a whole bowl of them!

  4. #
    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — October 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    The look great! Cinnamon and sugar are exactly all I’d need. Sounds like these are easy enough to make :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — October 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    These are seriously so gorgeous! I love them!!

  6. #
    Brooks at Cakewalker — October 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Rachel, These apple chips are gorgeous! I would have gone the standby route of canning applesauce and making a pie (or three) as you mentioned, but the chips are tangibly easy and if the kids love ’em, then so do I. Brava!

  7. #
    RavieNomNoms — October 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    What a great snack! I would totally dip these in PB

  8. #
    Julia — October 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    20 lbs!!! I need to go apple picking. And then I need to make apple crisps. They sound delightful!

  9. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    You know I’m not an apple lover but my kids would go crazy over these! I’ll have to pick up extra apples next time I’m at the store.

  10. #
    Happy When Not Hungry — October 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    These chips look amazing!!!

  11. #
    marla — October 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    It is essential that I try these!

  12. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 18, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I have so many apples right now that were brought to us from WA so thanks for this great idea! My kids will love it.

  13. #
    Christine — October 19, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Easy and tasty! Love this.

  14. #
    Medeja — October 19, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Nice.. It’s a very addictive snack.

  15. #
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish — October 19, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Omg your slices are literally perfect! They look so beautiful and so yummy! Great idea and beautiful photos!

  16. #
    Baker Street — October 19, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Oh my! I must must try these! I’m hosting an apple blog hop this month. Come and share your recipe with us:

  17. #
    Natalie — October 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Healthy!! I’m loving this recipe.

  18. #
    Curt — October 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Awesome! So simple, but it just sounds so good and healthy!

    I’ll pin it so I can find it again. And so can others!

  19. #
    Ann — October 19, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    This is an amazing recipe! I’m allergic to cinnamon, but I’ve bookmarked and buzzed….I’m thinking this might be delicious with just sugar. Thanks SO much!

  20. #
    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity — October 20, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I’m glad you were finally able to make some dried apples! Now I’m craving them again. I love the looks of this simple version. I must make some soon! And, I concur, you have mad slicing skills.

  21. #
    Kita — October 20, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Lol, 20 lbs? Your going to have to make a lot more chips. ;)

  22. #
    movita beaucoup — October 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

    These sound amazing. Here in Nova Scotia, I live in close proximity to the Annapolis Valley – apple capital! No one here wants for apples, but we’re always looking for fun ways to get ’em into us!

  23. #
    Susie — October 20, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I love apple chips but never thought to make my own. They look fantastic!

  24. #
    Roxana GreenGirl — October 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    wow, knife cut paper thin slices. You have some cutting skills.
    I love apples, in fact I’m eating one right now, and I can’t wait to make some chips.

  25. #
    APHHRODITE — October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Good way to have apples all over the year.Good for decoration,

  26. #
    Possible Baker — October 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Yum and Yum! What a great snack for kids! I am always looking for those. 20 pounds of apples!! I’d love to be at your house!!

  27. #
    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — October 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Love this idea! Hopefully I can pick up some apples at the farmer’s market!

  28. #
    Weng @ Apron and Sneakers — October 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    What impressive cutting skills you have! I have been wanting to make my own apple chips. I think I will try yours. Apple & cinnamon are my favorites. Thanks!

  29. #
    Tracey — October 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    These are gorgeous Rachel, almost too pretty to eat! I’ve never made apple chips, can’t wait to try.

  30. #
    Terra — October 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    These look so beautiful! How exciting you are featured on Women’s Health, congrats:-) What a great snack for kids, and so healthy! Take care, Terra

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks so much :)

  31. #
    Jenni — October 28, 2011 at 6:52 am

    These look delicious! I have a peck of apples so I’m going to try out your recipe! Woo hoo my kids will love these!

    • #
      Rachel — October 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      I hope you and your kids enjoy them as much as we did! :)

  32. #
    Biana | Simple and Tasty Recipes — October 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Wow, these apple chips look gorgeous. They all have the same thickness – great knife skills!

  33. #
    Drew — December 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Great idea!! Will surely try it!

  34. #
    Mimi — January 2, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Any idea on how long these will last before going bad if stored in an airtight container?

    • #
      Rachel — January 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

      I read that they can possibly last for a month or more if stored in an airtight container in the fridge, but I don’t know that for sure as ours only lasted two days (the kids devoured them).

  35. #
    Melissa — April 12, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I just made these yesterday, they are almost gone! These were so good, my hubby loved them, my daughter didn’t. She loved the kale chips I made yesterday as well. I’ll never understand that one! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  36. #
    Lyric — May 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    mine are in the oven now, can’t wait to try them. :-)

  37. #
    leah — September 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    It wasn’t.hard.cutting the apples so thin with a knife.. Maybe it’s because I know how to use one. Thnx for recipe ;)

  38. #
    Laura — September 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

    could you use a dehydrator with the same results.. not tying up the oven?

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      Rachel — September 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

      You should be able to use a dehydrator just fine but because I didn’t do that I don’t have advice for you on how long it would take.

  39. #
    Jessica — September 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Hi, I made some apple chips today, but they are totally bitter!! … what did I do?! I found a similar idea online, and just sprinkled a tiny bit of cinnamon/sugar on them and baked them around 200 for about an hour… they are nasty! LOL and I’m so bummed! I think I bought braeburn apples… does it matter?

  40. #
    Jessica — September 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I forgot to mention that I used wax paper because I didn’t have parchment paper… would that make a difference?? The recipe I was going by said to use wax paper.. maybe she meant parchment..

    • #
      Rachel — September 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      I’m sorry to hear you had trouble. It could be that the apples you used had a bitter taste to begin with. Make sure you use apples that have a great flavor to start with and that you might also use in other baking. As for the wax paper, that could definitely have played a role in your issue to some degree. Wax paper should never be used in the oven as it can ruin both your pans and your food. I’d recommend only using parchment paper for this recipe.

  41. #
    Jessica — September 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’ll have to try it again! :)

  42. #
    steph — September 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Hey, i am sooo going to try this. we have a massive amount of apples too, as my husband’s cousin owns an apple farm.
    Anyway, I wanted to let you know, that we do slice them and freeze them and use them to make apple crisp and apple pie throughout the year. It is not the same as using a fresh apple, but we get out as much air as possible and deep freeze them and they still make yummy apple crisp.

  43. #
    steph — September 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Oh my goodness. thank you for inspiring me to make these. they are in the oven and aren’t done yet, but I snuck a taste of one and they are delicious!!!! um, did I mention that we have almost 100 lbs of apples? I wish I had your knife skills though

  44. #
    Liv — November 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    What a simple, fantastic idea! Made these last night and they were delish! Didn’t bake them quite long enough but they were still tasty.

  45. #
    M.G — August 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I tried to do the recipe but it burn totally after half an hour :( , is. It 200 c?, please help as I was very excited to do a healthy snack for the kids.
    Thank you

    • #
      Rachel — August 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I’m in the US so all recipes are in fahrenheit unless otherwise specified.

  46. #
    Jill — August 12, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Hoping this will get a reply- How do you go about slicing the apple? I’m an amateur so hoping for some guidance :)

    • #
      Rachel — August 13, 2015 at 7:27 am

      You should very carefully use a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife, as specified in the directions. Good luck!

  47. #
    Marquis — September 15, 2015 at 7:23 am

    A great recipe. I would like to give it a try.

    Before I do that, I have two questions. And your reply will be
    highly appreciated, Rachel.

    Is the baking temperature in C or F?
    And can I skip the sugar and just use cinnamon?

    Thank you for your time.

    • #
      Rachel — September 15, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      The temperature is in fahrenheit. I wouldn’t recommend using just cinnamon unless it’s just the tiniest of sprinkling, but it’s totally up to you!

  48. #
    Marquis — September 15, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply, Rachel. I appreciate it.
    I will experiment and see how much sugar I can reduce and whether no sugar option is possible.

    • #
      Rachel — September 16, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Good luck! :)

  49. #
    Claire — October 18, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I often do this with small, sweet apples skipping the sugar – works great!


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