Air Fryer Apple Chips

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For the perfect seasonal snack that is sure to please, air fryer apple chips are a go-to recipe!

Easy to make and easier to enjoy, these apple chips in the air fryer are slightly sweet, totally crispy, and made with a hint of cinnamon for a yummy, snackable chip!

cooked apple chips on floral plate on wooden cutting board
Air fryer apple chips – crispy and delicious!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you run off to make air fry apple chips, be sure to read through these recipe tips so that you make the best chips!

  • Make sure to use an apple that is crispy. We like using Cortland apples which work quite well. Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and Gala apples are usually widely available and also work well.
  • The thickness of the apple slices is also very important. We’d suggest 1/8 of an inch in thickness. Any less and the apple chip will either crisp up too fast and burn or will be light enough to fly around too much the air fryer.
  • We recommend slicing the apple with with a mandolin, but if you don’t have one you can also use a knife. Just make sure that the chips have an even thickness. You don’t want one half to get burned while the other half is not done yet.
  • There’s no need to coat the apple slices in oil before cooking.
  • We like adding a little bit of cinnamon to or apple chips before cooking. You can change up the spices to suit your personal preferences – or skip them completely.
  • Remember to not overcrowd the air fryer as this can prevent the apple chips from getting crispy!
  • If you want to enjoy more apple chips, you can easily double the recipe.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For the step-by-step instructions on how to make apple chips in the air fryer, you can follow the recipe instructions with photos in this section.

If you just want the info without visuals, you can skip below to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Slice the apple.

First, wash and dry the apple. Then cut the apple into thin slices with a knife or slice it with a mandolin, approximately 1/8 inch thick.

There’s no need to core the apple first, but you can if you wish.

We don’t recommend cutting the slices any thinner than 1/8 inch, otherwise, they might fly around in the air fryer.

Make sure that the apple slices have an even thickness so that they will be done at the same time.

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Remove the seeds from the apple slices.

Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. While the air fryer is preheating, remove the seeds from the apple slices.

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Add cinnamon to the apple slices.

Then place them into a bowl and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

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Make sure the cinnamon is evenly distributed.

Carefully mix everything until the slices are evenly coated.

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Add the apple slices to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add enough slices of apple to cover the bottom of the air fryer tray but avoid overlapping the apple slices.

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These apple chips are delicious.

Cook the apple chips for approximately 10-14 minutes until slightly crispy.

The exact cooking time can vary depending on personal preference, the thickness of the slices, and your air fryer.

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Place the apple chips on a cooling rack.

When done, remove the apple chips from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack.

Now cook the second batch of apple chips. Repeat these steps until you have cooked all the apple slices.

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These apple chips are ready for snacking!

Place the cooked and cooled apple chips into a serving bowl or onto a serving plate and enjoy!

Storage Tips

Air fried apple chips are best enjoyed crispy out of the air fryer (once they cool).

You can store any leftovers apple chips in a sealed container at room temperature.

They’ll last like this for a few days – but we’d recommend eating them sooner rather than later!

Related Recipes

If you liked this recipe for delicious apple chips, check out these other sweet air fryer fruit ideas:

apple chips on plate sitting on wooden board

Air Fryer Apple Chips

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Air Fryer Apple Chips are crispy and delicious. Easy to make and slightly seasoned with cinnamon, these apple chips make for a sweet yet light seasonal snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, crispy (e.g. Cortland, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Gala)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (more to taste)

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the apple.
  2. Then cut the apple into thin slices with a knife or slice it with a mandolin, approximately 1/8 inch thick. There's no need to core the apple first, but you can if you wish. We don't recommend cutting the slices any thinner than 1/8 inch, otherwise, they might fly around in the air fryer. Make sure that the apple slices have an even thickness so that they will be done at the same time.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. While the air fryer is preheating, remove the seeds from the apple slices. Then place them into a bowl and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Carefully mix everything until the slices are evenly coated.
  5. When the air fryer is hot, add enough slices of apple to cover the bottom of the air fryer tray but avoid overlapping the apple slices.
  6. Cook the apple chips for approximately 10-14 minutes until slightly crispy. The exact cooking time can vary depending on personal preference, the thickness of the slices, and your air fryer.
  7. When done, remove the apple chips from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack. Now cook the second batch of apple chips. Repeat these steps until you have cooked all the apple slices.
  8. Place the cooked and cooled apple chips into a serving bowl. Enjoy!

Notes

  • We like using Cortland apples when making apple chips in the air fryer, but any crispy apple will work. Widely available options usually include Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and Gala.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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