These apple chips with cashew butter and seeds are a tasty and healthy snack you can prepare in as little as 15 minutes if using an air fryer.
If you do have an air fryer, we encourage you to give it a go with this recipe! It will be faster and you will get healthier results. Of course, you can also use a regular oven and still get healthy apple chips! Just cook them for a bit longer and put them back in if they aren't crisp enough.
With only 100 kcal and plenty of fibres, healthy fats, and plant-based proteins, our chips are a nutritious and low-calorie treat that will go perfectly in your next lunch box or simply on their own!
We have tailored our recipe to make it gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. We do use cashew butter though, so if you are allergic to nuts just replace that with sesame paste (tahini).
To prepare them you just need skin-on apples and a blend of spices, including cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg. So simple! A splash of lemon will help to keep the chips from browning and will make them even tastier.
Any apple variety will do for this easy recipe, like golden delicious, gala, and pink lady. Whatever you choose, we recommend you use organic apples as you’ll keep the skin on and you want to be sure you are not eating chemicals.
One note to keep in mind: Let the chips crisp and cool down on a wire rack before storing them in an airtight container to keep them from becoming soggy.
- Lemon Juice
- Cashew Butter
- Mixed Seeds
Rinse and slice the apples into 3mm (0.1 inches) thick chips with a sharp knife or with the help of a mandoline slicer.
In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice with nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
Brush the spice mix on both sides of the apple chips.
The lemon prevents the apple from turning brown and gives a tangy flavour.
Preheat the air fryer to 160°C (320°F).
Lay the apple chips flat in the air fryer basket without overlapping them (1).
Cook for 7 minutes (2), then flip and cook for 5 minutes until the apples are golden and have withered.
Transfer onto a wire rack to cool down and crisp up.
Before serving, spread the cashew butter over the chips and sprinkle with mixed seeds.
Enjoy right away or pack them as a snack in your lunch-box.
Don't worry if the apple crisps are still a bit soft after the cooking time as they will crisp up as they cool down on the wire rack.
Store the apple chips in an airtight container for up to 3 days.