Baked Apple Chips

Hey, everyone!  Can you believe it’s already Thursday?  This week is flying by!

Dinner

As you read, I gave my healthy curried chicken salad another shot last night.  Chockfull of fruits and veggies, this dish definitely earns its “healthy” label.

However, it fell short in the seasoning department; spices included curry (obviously), black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic salt.  I’m still trying to get this combo down, so hopefully, there will be a successful recipe to share soon.

Workout – Running

I woke up bright-eyed and bushy tailed this morning, truly excited to run. (A rest day can work wonders!) After fueling up with coffee, water, and half of a banana, I hit the road for 30 minutes.  Sans music, too; I was definitely “in the zone.”  Upper-body work—like push-ups, standing bicep curls, and tricep kickbacks—came next, followed by some core exercises and stretching.

Breakfast

“Oatless” Oatmeal was calling my name this morning, but since we’re out of egg whites (the horror!), I whipped up a two-ingredient pancake instead.

To the one-egg, one-banana base, I added an extra egg, cinnamon, and chia seeds and topped the flapjacks with almond butter and apple slices.

Yummy!

Speaking of apples, I owe you a recipe!

We have a ton of apple-picking loot, so I’ve been brainstorming recipe ideas, and baked apple chips immediately came to mind.

Although they lack the traditional chip crunchiness (and calories!), these good-for-you treats taste pretty yummy.

And they’re easy to make.

Baked Apple Chips

Ingredients:

2 large apples

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

I used Cortland apples, and since they were relatively small, a ton of the spice mixture went unused; however, this proportion (1:1/4) tastes great.

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.  Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

3.  With a knife, thinly slice apples.  Next, use a knife or cookie cutter to cut out seeds. (I used a mini-apple cookie cutter, which worked well and added a seasonal touch.)

4.  In a shallow dish, combine cinnamon and nutmeg.  Toss apple slices in mixture until coated.

5.  Place apple slices on prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 1.5-2 hours, or until apples appear dry and crispy.

7 responses to “Baked Apple Chips

  1. Since I love all things apple-related, this is going on my list! You may just turn me on to two food finds this week 🙂

  2. Isn’t that the best feeling when you really just can’t wait to run? Gotta cherish those moments! Haha. I bet the smell of those apples baking in the oven was incredible, sounds like a great healthy treat to bake on a Sunday afternoon!

  3. Mmm. Apple and cinnamon. The perfect combo.

  4. ichoosetolivestronger

    I tried the two ingredient pancake recipe this morning…oh yes I did !!! It was really tasty ! I told my trainer dude about it this morning and he looked at me like I was crazy. i told him…hey, don’t knock it till you try it ! Thanks for the idea. i took pictures to post on my blog later. Sheila

  5. Yum, those look tasty!!

  6. Yum on the baked apple chips! They look so good!

    There is a restaurant near us that has curry chicken salad, it is so good! The color is yellow so it might turn some people off but it just tastes so good. Although I pretty much like any chicken salad!

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