“My name is Tarika, I’m 31 years old and I’m a SNACKER.”
If there was ever to be a ‘Snackaholics Anonymous’ meeting, this is how I would introduce myself. The 4 o’clock munchies and sometimes late night movie watching munchies are my biggest weakness. Are you with me on this? Just that little something with your evening chai or stopping for a quick ‘bhel puri’ on your way back from work? You know it, I know it – it all adds up!
I’ve tried to do baked fries, just so that I don’t reach out for a packet of chips, but it’s potatoes after all, not something one can make a habit of. Finally, I decided to give these baked apple chips a go and these, I’m excited to share with you, might just be the solution I was looking for. They’re incredibly quick to prep- a mandoline helps slice the apples, the sprinkling of cinnamon hardly takes any time; a quick lining up of baking trays and off into the pre-heated oven! They take about an hour to bake and crisp up as they cool once out of the oven. But my, a mouth-watering hour it is! The apple – cinnamon combination left my kitchen filled with the aroma of the Apple Crumble my Mum would bake every winter, but sadly doesn’t anymore( ahem, hint for you Ma)
I know that my fellow snackers reading this post are probably thinking, “What? One hour before you give in to your cravings?” Yes. One hour. Believe me, I was thinking the exact same thoughts until I made these and never, ever, thought I’d be paraphrasing Michael Pollan to you, but when you make your own snacks, you’ll find them far more satisfactory and notice a drop in your cravings. Okay, I don’t paraphrase all that well, but this cute little video I’d shared on the Facebook page explains it really well. Let’s get snacking, shall we?
Makes about 15 to 18 ‘chips’