It's the beginning of spring, but if you're from Canada (like I am) then you know Spring isn't really spring at all, it's more like diet-winter. Things stay cold here well into April. But then you might say: at least there's less snow, right? haha! We get huge dumps of snow right into May.
So just in spite of our extended winters I'm making a favorite summer snack, and I'm going to pretend there's green grass outside while I enjoy my apple chips.
Apple chips are a healthy low-calorie delicious and crunchy snack that adults and kids love. They bring back memories of warm summer days out in the backyard while enjoying cinnamon and apple flavors with a hint of honey.
What kind of apples should you use? Any kind! My personal favorites are Royal Gala and Granny Smith, but depending on what kind you use you'll find it changes the flavor a bit. Try a couple of different breeds to see what is your favorite.
Start by slicing these apples into thin pieces, the thinner the more crunchy (and the faster they cook.) I prefer using a mandolin, that will make these process about 10x faster for you, and you can usually find them for pretty cheap.
Place all the slices in a big boal, drizzle the honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon mixture over the apples and mix around with your hands. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle just a little bit of sea salt on them, then bake!
Also, make sure you lightly grease your baking sheet before hand, so you can avoid a minor disaster like I had which may have involved me scrapping these off the baking sheet like I was mining for iron.
Keep in mind the thinner you slice your apples, the less time they need to cook in the oven. Keep an eye on them and once the apple slices brown and begin to get "wavey" edges then you know they're ready to come out.