Cinnamon Spiced Apple Chips

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Chips

Autumn is apple picking season. In and around Luxembourg you will find many apple farms which you can vistit until early November and pick apples with your children. Those locally grown apples are not only very tasty, they’re also very healthy. I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. But it’s important to leave the skin on since a lot of those nutrients are in the skin. My kids like to eat fresh apples with the skin on, but they don’t like them when they get brown. I used to put apples in their lunchbox, but they often sent them back since they were brown by the time they had their lunch. By dehydrating the apples, you can serve them to your kids in their lunchbox, on the road, or just in between. My kids love them so much, they are often gone the minute they are ready. These apple chips are a great and healthy snack option for you and your family.

I’m still very happy with my dehydrator by WMF and it’s in use a lot. If you don’t have a dehydrator, there is also a method of using your oven to dehydrate.

In this recipe I dehydrated regional apples and seasoned them with cinnamon spice – very simple with only two ingredients.


You need the following ingredients:

  • 3 organic and/or regional apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


Deseed the apples and wash them thoroughly. In a small bowl, add the cinnamon powder and mix it with 2 tbsps of water.

I use my Japanese slicer to slice the apples into about 1 – 1.5 mm (1/16th of an inch) equal slices, but you can use any vegetable slicer that you have that will cut thin slices. The good thing about the Japanese slicer is that I can adjust the thickness of my slices.


Place the seasoned apple slices evenly on your trays, make sure not to layer them on top of each other. Coat the apple slices with the cinnamon water mixture evenly by using a food brush.


Put the trays into the dehydrator and dehydrate on 60 °C / 140 °F for about 5-6 hours, or until crunchy. You can do the same by using your oven. Layer the apple slices evenly on your oven trays and heat the oven to about 60 °C / 140 °F. Place the trays in the oven for about 5 – 6 hours or until crispy. Don’t close the oven all the way, you have to leave it open just a little bit so that the apples can dry properly.


Store in a Tupperware or airtight container until serving. They will stay crunchy for about one week.

Enjoy, Melanie…



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