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Baked Apple Chips

“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’

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Baked Apple Chips
“My name is Tarika, I’m 31 years old and I’m a SNACKER.”
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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius. Line 1 (or 2, depending on the size of your oven) baking trays with parchment paper or Silpat. Core the apple. No need to peel it.
  2. 2. Use a mandoline set to the ¼ - inch setting to slice the apple into thin slices. Arrange these slices out on the prepared baking tray (s) and sprinkle with cinnamon. Ensure that the slices don’t overlap.
  3. 3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 1 hour, or until they are absolutely dry. Rotate the baking sheets at the half-way mark & if possible, flip the slices. Allow them to cool. These will crisp as they cool once out of the oven.
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