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Crispy Air Fryer Apple Chips

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These no oil Air Fryer Apple Chips are crispy and delicious. It’s the perfect quick and healthy snack for any day of the week. 

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They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I don’t know how true that is but I do know I love me some apples. Whether it’s a nice juicy apple on its own, an apple pie, or fried apples with morning breakfast, I love that amazing fruit. 

I love using my air fryer for quick snacks, like these air fryer chickpeas. So it just made sense that I’d use my air fryer to make crispy apple chips. After testing different temps, different air fryers, and different apples, I finally perfected the best way to make apple chips in an Air Fryer. 

apple chips on a white plate

Now you may wonder why even make apple chips in an air fryer? Here’s why:

  • It’s faster. My apple chips are ready for snacking in just 20 minutes. Dehydrating them or oven baking them can and will take longer than the air fryer. These are perfect for a quick snack. 
  • The finished apples are nice and crispy, not chewy. Seriously, you can hear the crunch when you take a bite. 
  • It’s cheap! I like to use red and delicious apples to make my apple chips. They are pretty cheap and yummy. 

In order to make this recipe you will need the following tools:

How to Make Apple Chips in an Air Fryer

First, you’ll prepare the apples. I use a mandolin on the thinest setting (2.5mm) to slice my apple chips quite thinly. This is one of those recipes that you’ll need a mandolin. If you can slice an apple as thin as a mandolin can than I’m truly impressed. I cannot.

I don’t worry about peeling or coring the apple, you want the skin on them and somehow, after slicing with a mandolin, the seeds kind of just fall out anyway. 

If you don’t have a mandolin, your slices may be slighly thicker and you will need to adjust the cook time a bit.

Place your apples in the air fryer basket, trying your best to get them in a single layer. Depending on the size of your Air Fryer, there may be some overlap. That’s ok as we are going to rotate the apple slices during air frying.

Place the rack over the apples so that they don’t fly up into the fan while they are air frying.

sliced apples in air fryer basket under rack

Close your Air Fryer basket and set it on 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 16 minutes. About every 5 minutes, open the basket and flip and rotate the apples.

Once your timer is done, the apple slices will not feel crisp but hardened, with a little flexibility. Remove the apples from the Air Fryer basket and lay them on a plate. Allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes and they will crisp up.

air fryer apple chips on a plate

Perfect!

You can eat these as is or add a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like. I truly just eat these as is without anything added and they are simply amazing. 

Need a recipe for Apple Chips baked in an oven?

Here’s an oven baked apple chips recipe to follow.

Recipe Notes and Tips:

  • I usually stick to one apple for this recipe in order not to overlap my apple slices too much. I’ve also done it with two smaller sized apples.
  • The apple chips can be stored in an airtight container. However, they are usually gone as soon as they are cooled. They are pretty addictive. 
  •  Store or eat the apple chips as soon as they crisp up. If you leave them in the air for too long, they will soften again. 

Looking for more snack recipes to make in your Air Fryer? Try these out:

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Air Fryer Apple Chips

These apple chips are easy, healthy, and delicious and have no oil in the recipe. They are the perfect air fryer snack for any occasion.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer apple chips, apple chips
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Cool Time 5 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Calories 95kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1-2 medium sized apples Red Delicious or Honeycrisp work best
  • Cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Use a mandolin on the thinest setting (2.5mm) and slice the apples.
  • Place apples in the air fryer basket. Sprinkle with cinnamon if using. Use a metal rack to cover the apple slices so they don’t fly up into the fan while cooking.
  • Cook on 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 16 minutes, flipping and rotating the apples every 5 minutes.
  • After 16 minutes, remove the apples and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes on a plate until they crisp up. Enjoy.

Notes

  • The apples will still feel flexible after the 16 minute cook time. They will crisp up once they cool down. I usually stick to one apple for this recipe in order not to overlap my apple slices too much. I’ve also done it with two smaller sized apples.
  • The apple chips can be stored in an airtight container. However, they are usually gone as soon as they are cooled. They are pretty addictive.
  • Store or eat the apple chips as soon as they crisp up. If you leave them in the air for too long, they will soften again.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tran Nguyen

Sunday 31st of May 2020

This is really good! Thank you! Sixteen minutes was a little too long for Ninja airfryer, but I will experiment!

Moll

Monday 27th of July 2020

@Tran Nguyen, Do you put them in the basket or directly in pot?

Jeanette Schoenbrunn

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

You are a genius!! Thank you so much. I was trying to find a recipe to dehydrate fruit, and I stumbled upon your website. You have saved me so much time with this technique.

Elmarie Ackermann

Thursday 14th of May 2020

I am a beginner but find this a wonderful site. Also the videos. Thank you so much. Regards Elmarie South Africa

Tanya

Thursday 14th of May 2020

Hi Elmarie, thank you :) Glad I could help.

Heather

Sunday 29th of March 2020

These were really good and easy

Tanya

Sunday 29th of March 2020

Thank you Heather. So glad you liked them :)

Barbara Finkelstein

Thursday 19th of March 2020

Delicious and easy. I don't have a mandoline, so I used the slat on the side of a rectangular carrot grater.