This is a simple homemade recipe
that uses apples, a very popular fruit that lots of kids and adults like. The recipe has just 1- 2 ingredients, fresh apples and cinnamon, if you wish to add the cinnamon.
The crisps contain no preservatives or sweeteners (unlike much of the dried fruit we buy) or no long list of ingredients like savoury potato crisps.
These crisps are also super simple to make and only involve preparing the apples including peeling (optional), coring and slicing them. Other fruits can also be used including fresh pears, peaches, bananas etc.
These are a super option for a healthy snack, as well as for lunch boxes for kids who don’t want to eat cut up or peeled apples, and definitely worth trying for fussy eaters as they are so fun to eat.
2 ready to eat apples (rather than cooking apples)
2 teaspoons cinnamon (use less or omit altogether if you wish)
1. Pre-heat oven to 120° Celsius.
2. Line baking trays with grease proof (or similar) paper.
3. Wash and core the apples. You can peel them if you wish. If you leave the peel on its quicker and the crisps contain more fibre.
4. Slice the apples into very thin (more crispy) slices, or thicker (more chewy) slices. A mandolin is handy for this, otherwise a sharp knife is required.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon (if using) and place on the baking trays.
6. Flip halfway through.
7. Bake for 1 hour or so, until lightly brown in colour. The time varies depending on the size and thickness of the slices.
8. Once cooled, stored in an airtight box.
This recipe for is courtesy of Kevin Dundon but I omitted the icing sugar altogether, as I felt the baking brought out the natural sweetness in the apples so there was no need for adding any extra sugar, but you can if you wish