Snack Attack: The 71-Calorie Apple Chips You Have to Make ASAP


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On a post-hike corner-store trip a few weeks ago, my very hungry friend spotted a bag of baked apple chips, frantically ran to them and scooped them up like they were the last bit of food on planet Earth, ran back to me, shoved the bag of apple chips in my face and declared them to be “The greatest snack you will ever eat in your LIFE.” And I have to say, they were really good. But at four bucks for a tiny bag that barely lasted the two of us 10 minutes of snacking, I thought to myself, I’m never buying these again. But I will make them.

And they are so easy to make, you guys! Like, insanely easy. In the past week, I’ve made three batches of apple chips: one plain, one with cayenne pepper and one cinnamon concoction. And they have all been amazing. You can easily toss the apple chips with anything you see fit: nutmeg, pumpkin spice, salt and pepper. The world is your oyster. But I have to say, I think my favorite batch yet has been the plain—they are naturally sweet, and dipped in some almond butter, they make for the perfect healthy snack.

To make them, all you need is a few apples (I’ve used Fuji and Gala), some baking sheets and a couple of hours. Seriously you guys, this recipe for plain apple chips only requires one ingredient! How awesome is that? Check it out below.

Insanely Easy Apple Chips
Makes four servings (about 10 chips)

Ingredients
3 apples, rinsed

Method
1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

2. Cut apples into thin slices and place slices in a single layer on baking sheets. You will probably need more than one baking sheet, and I suggest lining the sheets with parchment paper. (If you want to add some flavor, like cinnamon, or cayenne, or whatever else floats your boat, just toss the apple slices in a bowl with a few dashes of the spice before placing onto baking sheets.)

3. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, then flip the apple slices. Bake for one more hour, or until crisp.

4. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.

5. Snack away!

Per serving: 71 calories, 18.9 grams carbs, 3.3 grams fiber, 14.2 grams sugar.

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