Apple Crisps – Healthy Snacks For The Whole Family
April 9, 2018
If your kids are anything like mine, trying to find snacks that are healthy and tasty are hard to find. Alex is really fussy about fruit, he only eats grapes and although that is a great snack for him to have I would much prefer that he would try other kinds of fruit or healthy snacks instead of crisps.
A few years ago I found a recipe for apple crisps online and felt that for me they would be good snacks, a the time I was on some sort of diet and wanted a snack that was giving me a daily dose of fruit without just eating the fruit. I tried out the recipe and really enjoyed the apple crisps.
I was reminded of the recipe when looking through Pinterest for ideas of snacks to try on Alex and decided that I would try them out on Alex.
2 Granny Smith Apples (i’m sure any apple of your choice would work but this is what the original recipe said)
You can add a little sugar if you want the chips to be a little sweeter.
Preheat the oven to 160//140fan/Gas Mark 3
Core the apples and slice them through the equator, cutting into thin stripes. (Try to get the slices as thin as possible, if they are too thick they will take longer to cook!)
Place slices into a resealable bag, sprinkle over the cinnamon and sugar. Shake well to ensure the apple slices are evenly coated.
Lay the sliced apples onto an oven tray that has been covered in grease proof paper. Make sure that the slices are placed evenly, ensuring that there are no overlaps.
Cook for 45-60 minutes, turning halfway through. The apples should turn a light golden brown colour and dry out completely. If the apples begin to burn remove the burnt ones and discarded as they don’t taste that good.
Once cooled, store in an airtight container and enjoy.
Note – I left the chips in the oven with the door opened to cool. This is what the original recipe I used several years ago said but I couldn’t find that exact recipe. The timings are a little different, which means the end product might differ slightly from what I was used to.
Sadly when I offered them to Alex he turned up his nose in disgust. I liked them and will continue to make them in the hopes that one day he will try them.