(Almost) Instant Apple Chips

by Sarah on March 19, 2013 · 12 comments

I rarely peel my apples.

As any ad agent worth his incongruously juxtaposed images knows: skin is in.

But for my Roasted Cauliflower and Fennel Colcannon, I wanted a smoother, mushier mash.

Since I’m the herbivorific equivalent of a nose-to-tail consumer, I refuse to let any part of the apple go to waste.

Although I fully support simply eating the peelsand usually find myself immediately devouring them mid-peel-- there is another way.

Spray ‘em with a smidge of spray (or not).

Toss ‘em in cinnamon or apple pie spice.

Then toast ‘em in the toaster oven.

Not quite chips, but even better: chiplets.

Eat them with your fingers,* or adorn your oats.

*The chiplets above lasted all of three minutes.

And yes, a similar technique works with bread crusts, too. :)

[When your roommate makes tea sandwiches for a baby shower, you might as well make five flavors of crust crunchies: cinnamon carob, pumpkin spice, mustard herb, Chinese five spice, and curry!]

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

I saw your IG pics of this the other day. Where do you come up with this stuff?! Love. Feed me.

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

Love the chiplet idea! Plus I a huge fan of apples AND the peels. Lots of cinnamon is a must!

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

Peel apples? Or CARROTS??? WHAT?! :)
No, really- this is a brilliant idea! I love it! Definitely going to be trying this (if I’m patient enough to use a peeler- or knife).

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Haley @ fullnfit March 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

What a yummy snack?! Love this.. I don’t have a toaster oven, but I am thinking this would work well in the oven on low. Delish.

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GiGi Eats Celebrities March 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I love that you’re utilizing the apple peal! That’s the healthiest part of the APPLE! :) That’s where all those phytochemicals are! :D

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist March 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Yum! Love the peels!

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Allie March 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Apple chiplets? Genius. Now I miss my dearly departed toasted oven. I mean, real ovens would work and all, but not with the small, quick convenience of their toaster brethren.

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Heather @ Better With Veggies March 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

What a great idea! I done that to make croutons, but never thought of fruit-chips! :)

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Genius! Why have I never tried this??

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Cari March 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

great idea! I totally need to do this!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables March 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I love apple peels! I’m going to do this next time I make apple sauce!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli March 25, 2013 at 4:59 am

Cinnamon carob croutons?!?! Omg, marry me woman! Pleeeeeease!!!

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