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Air fryer apple chips

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We are BIG fans of using our air fryer. Often we’re eating less healthy foods, such as air fryer chips, or air fryer chicken wings. I wanted to start using my air fryer for more healthier options, to go alongside being able to use it without using oil. That is where these air fryer apple chips were born from!

I am a busy Mum of 2, always looking for snacks to serve to my 5 year old, and these golden, cinnamon covered, delicious apple chips are perfect! I can make a batch up while I’m cleaning, or cooking dinner, in the kitchen, and they keep for a couple of days in an air tight container too.

Scroll down towards the end of this post for my air fryer apple chips recipe card so you can get started right away!

Cooked air fryer apple chips on a cooling rack with chocolate sauce and cinnamon sticks

Ingredients for air fryer apple chips:

3 Red apples (we used some seasonal UK ones)

1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon

Healthy air fryer apple chips with chocolate sauce

Method for air fryer apple chips:

Turn your air fryer on to 190C (375F).

Wash your apples. Personally I do not peel OR core the apples for this recipe. This is time saving, a great way to cut down on food waste and also perfect if you’re a bit lazy!

Slice to approximately 2mm. I used the 2mm setting on my spiraliser, but you could use a box grater, as long as you’re mindful of your fingertips! If you don’t have a mandolin, spiraliser or box grater then you could possibly use a knife, but it is going to be fairly hard to get the slices thin enough I expect.

Dust the apple slices with the cinnamon. I personally like to place the cinnamon on a plate and then rub the apple chips all over, ensuring that both sides are well covered.

Lay in a single layer on the bottom of your air fryer.

Cook for 4 minutes.

Flip over.

Cook for 4 more minutes.

Serve! We enjoy ours ‘plain’, for 1-2 days after cooking by storing in an air tight container once cooled on a cooling rack, or with a chocolate spread or Biscoff spread. It would also go really well with my salted caramel sauce.

Individual flapjacks on a cooling rack with white icing decoration and text overlay that says make individual flapjacks

Can I make apple chips in the air fryer?

Absolutely! See my recipe card below for the full recipe for my healthy air fryer apple chips.

What apples to use for apple chips?

Personally I feel that a sweeter apple works well; gala, golden delicious, red delicious, granny smith or even pink lady. They have a pretty high water concentration, so they’ll need a little time on a cooling rack to crisp up fully once cooked, but they taste SO good!

Do you need to use oil for these apple chips?

I have seen some people using coconut oil but if you’re using an air fryer then personally I don’t believe this is necessary. If you’re going to bake these in the oven then you’ll want to use a little oil, so they don’t dry out totally, and look to add maybe 50% to the cooking time.

Step by step photos of caramel sauce ingredients melting, cooking in a pan and in a plastic squeezy bottle with text overlay that says super simple salted caramel sauce

Products I use when I make my air fryer apple chips:

Baby carrots made in the air fryer

If you’re looking to get the most from your air fryer these these are some of my favourite air fryer accessories and cookbooks:


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How to make my air fryer apple chips:

Air fryer apple chips

Super simple apple chips in the air fryer – ready in just 10 minutes!

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, apple, cinnamon
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 54 kcal


  • 3 red apples we used some seasonal UK ones
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Turn your air fryer on to 190C (375F).
  2. Wash your apples. No need to peel or core.
  3. Slice to approximately 2mm thick.
  4. Dust the apple slices with the cinnamon.
  5. Lay in a single layer on the bottom of your air fryer.
  6. Cook for 4 minutes.
  7. Flip over.
  8. Cook for 4 more minutes.
  9. Serve!

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

Why not check out some of my delicious sweet treats while you’re here?

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