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All, Eat

Eat: Cinnamon Apple Chips

I don’t know a single person who won’t eat chips. Chips are awesome – EXCEPT they’re almost always on the unhealthy side. I’ve taken to eating a lot of fruit/veggie based chips, and making my own cinnamon apple chips has become one of my favorite traditions and go-to healthy snacks – they’re especially good in the fall!

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They’re super easy to make, always delicious, and healthy! So today, I’ll walk you through making cinnamon apple chips. (Don’t worry, if you hate cinnamon, you really can just leave it out and still have a great snack). It really does NOT get any simpler than this, and the smell of these baking is pure autumn love!

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Serve a big bowl with a little nut butter caramel dip, crunch up and sprinkle over oatmeal or yummy peach applesauce, use on a salad, make into healthier nachos (GENIUS!) or simply pack into a paper bag for an easy school or on-the-go snack.

Cinnamon Apple Chip Ingredients:

BASIC INGREDIENTS:

  • Apples
  • Cinnamon

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

  • Pumpkin, apple pie, or other favorite spice blend
  • Greek yogurt for a simple healthy dip

Instructions for Simple Cinnamon Apple Chips:

  1. Slice your apples

    Wash and thinly slice your apples. Or, if you feel like being fancy, core the apples, and slice them to make apple rings (typically I just cut my apples in half and slice, but the rings really do look nice!).

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    Note: if you use a mandolin slicer, please be careful! Mine apparently hates me. and I’m always catching myself on it!

  2. Spread slices on a cookie sheet

    Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, then lay out the slices on it making sure not to overlap them.

  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon

    Lightly sprinkle your apple slices with cinnamon. I’ve also used a few different kinds of pie spice blends and WOW, they make delicious chips!

    Sprinkle cinnamon on to your apple rings.
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  4. Bake

    Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, flip them, sprinkle with cinnamon again, and put back in for another hour. If they’re not crispy enough after the 2nd hour, leave them in the oven until they’ve crisped-up to your liking.

    Bake your apple rings
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To take these to the NEXT level, I highly recommend this caramel yogurt dip from Super Healthy Kids.

For a BIG collection of more kitchen play activities, our favorite kids’ kitchen tools, and printable safety rule templates visit our hands-on kitchen learning list!

These DIY cinnamon apple chips don't get any simpler, and are a healthy summer or fall snack for kids! | via barley & birch
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These DIY cinnamon apple chips don't get any simpler, and are a healthy summer or fall snack for kids! | via barley & birch
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About Amanda Eldridge

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. When not playing with ideas, designs and projects for barley & birch, Amanda enjoys working as a modern art curator and managing her own small design business.

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