With my quest for a healthier lifestyle, I’ve been trying old foods in new ways. We recently made homemade apple chips, and really enjoyed them! My oldest two joined me in the kitchen for a lesson on measuring solids and liquids, and had a lot of fun helping measure, pour, and stir.
Once the apples were ready, I loaded them into four trays in my Raw Chip Factory and set it. The final result was scrumptious. The only thing I would change is next time I need to make all nine trays, because these did not last long!
For my homemade apple chips, I modified a recipe from Simply Dehydrated, a dehydrated food cookbook by Jenny Ross. Here’s what I used…
Homemade Apple Chips
- 6 Gala apples thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
Slice apples with a food processor or mandoline, no thicker than 1/3 inch thick. Set aside.
In large bowl, combine agave nectar, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, and ginger, mixing thoroughly.
Add apple slices to mixture and mix until apples are well coated.
Line dehydration tray with your choice of nonstick drying sheet (I used silicone drying sheets)
Line apples on tray in a single layer.
Place trays in Sedona Dehydrator and set dehydrator to raw setting at 110 degrees for 4 hours.
Remove apple slices to mesh trays (not lined with drying sheets) and dehydrate for an additional 4-5 hours.
Separate into desired serving sizes and store in airtight containers.
Next I’m making homemade banana chips. I can’t wait!
What would you make in a food dehydrator?