Air Fryer Apple Chips – A Healthy Snack

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Air fryer apple chips are a healthier way to satisfy your craving for a tasty, crunchy snack. Made without oil and entirely vegan and gluten-free, these will be a hit amongst kids and adults alike!

a white bowl filled with homemade air fryer apple chips
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Why You Will Love This Recipe

Air fryer apple chips have become one of the most in-demand snacks in our house because they taste so good! I make them with a dusting of cinnamon which has a sweet and slightly woody flavor that contrasts beautifully with the bright freshness of the apple. 

I love to air fry them because they are quick and easy, and they’re packed with fiber, making them the perfect healthy snack. In addition, apples are bursting with Vitamin C, which is a great immune booster, perfect for the cooler months.

Like potato chips (or crisps, if you’re in England), air fryer apple chips are bite-sized and have a satisfying crunch. They’re a great snack for when you’re on the go, and they’re easy to make ahead for lunchboxes, too. The entire family is certain to love this delicious snack!

a hand holding an air fried apple chip

What are the Best Apples to Use for Apple Chips?

Granny Smiths are my personal favorite when it comes to apple chips! They’re firm and crisp, and they have a slightly tart, mouthwatering flavor, which is enhanced by cooking in the air fryer.

If you don’t like Granny Smiths, some other good options are Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Fuji or Gala apples. When you’re following this apple chips recipe, you’ll want to use a type of apple that is fresh, firm and crisp and has a robust flavor.

a white bowl of cinnamon sugar air fryer apple chips

What’s the Best Way to Slice Apples for Apple Chips?

If you want your air fryer apple chips to go lovely and crispy, you’ll want to get your slices as thin as possible. If you have one, I’d recommend using a mandoline to slice up your apple. Mandolines usually slice more thinly than a knife, and they’ll ensure that your slices are uniform, too. 

If you don’t have a mandoline, then make sure you use a sharp knife. A sharp knife will ensure that your slices are thinner, and it’s a lot safer, too. You’re much more likely to injure yourself using a blunt knife because it can slide off of the surface of the apple and catch your hand.

close up of cinnamon coconut sugar homemade air fryer apple chips recipe

How to Make Air Fryer Apple Chips

To make these air fryer apple chips, you will need these ingredients:

  • Apples. Use any kind of firm, crisp apple. Using a mixture of red and green apples will make your chips look even better! Ensure your apples are thinly sliced, ideally using a mandoline.
  • Ground Cinnamon. Adds a woody sweetness to your apple chips.
  • Coconut sugar (optional). Use it if you want to add some extra sweetness and see some caramelization. Coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to highly processed sugars.

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  1. 5 stars
    I always wanted to try dehydrating food. These are great in the air fryer and like that I don’t have to have extra equipment for it.

  2. 5 stars
    Love that this is so healthy and so quick and easy to make too. My snack box is surely getting fantastic.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow, these air fryer apple chips are so easy to make and my kids love taking them to school as a snack. Definitely will make again!

  4. 5 stars
    I never thought to make apple chips in the air fryer, how clever! I can’t wait to make these after our trip to the apple farm!