I never realized just how easy it is to make apple chips! Especially when you have an air fryer. Seriously — just slice your apples, toss them with a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and bake them.
These air fryer apple chips really do get all crispy and crunchy. And they’re so good for you. Full of all that soluble, cholesterol- and blood-sugar-lowering fiber.
And can we talk about the chocolate tahini dip? It’s kind of like Nutella…if Nutella was full of antioxidants and healthy fats.
Before You Make These Air Fryer Apple Chips:
- Slice the apples super thin if you want crispy chips. Thicker slices will result in chewier chips, which is good too.
- You don’t need any cooking oil for these apple chips.
- You can peel your apples, but there’s no need to. The skin is pretty and adds more fiber.
- These are best eaten the same day. If you keep them overnight, they will soften up. If that happens, you can always pop them back in the air fryer for 10 minutes or so and they’ll crisp back up.
- Even if you don’t love tahini, please try the dip. It’s more chocolatey with just a hint of nuttiness, and it’s really good.
- 2 large apples
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 2 tablespoons tahini
Cut the apples crosswise into very thin slices (about one-sixteenth of an inch). Lightly tap out any seeds from the center.
Place the apple slices in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to coat the slices well.
Place the apple slices in the basket of an air fryer. Set the machine to 200°F and set the timer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, toss the apple slices, and set the timer for 30 more minutes at the same temperature. Toss again. Set the timer for 15 more minutes.
The apple chips will crisp up as they cool. If you’re not sure that they are done, take one or two out of the air fryer basket and let them cool. If they’re still chewy, return them to the basket and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.
To make the dip, combine the syrup, cocoa powder and water in a small bowl. Using a fork, whisk well until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the tahini and whisk until smooth.