Friday, January 18, 2013

Honey Kissed Cinnamon Apple Chips

MMMmm apple chips. They always bring me back to my childhood when my mom used to buy them for me. I think they're a ton better than potato chips (which may be due to my dastardly sweet tooth). So on this freezing cold winter day I decided to whip up a warm, crunchy batch of fresh apple chips (hopefully warming the house with the oven in the process..). To doctor these ones up I added a little bit of raw organic honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I think the honey really added to the flavor, it didn't make the chips overly-sweet, but gave them a very nice almost floral-y taste to balance out the deep spice of the cinnamon. Deliciouss!

Honey Kissed Cinnamon Apple Chips
2 Firm apples (Gala or Fuji would probably work best..avoid softies like McIntosh)
Raw/ Wild Honey

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper 
2.Using a knife or a mandolin cut the apples very thinly (around 1/16 of an inch is good). I didn't have a mandolin but found cutting the apple in half first and then slicing helped immensely. 
3. Arrange the apple slices so that they are spread in one even layer on the parchment paper. Make sure none of them are touching. 
4. Drizzle about a pea size dollop or less onto every other apple slice and spread evenly over with a knife. I found that i could use the excess from one apple slice to cover another as well, hence only putting a little drop on each. 
5. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and put in the oven. Make sure the rack is in the center, evenly spaced away from the heating element. 
6. Bake for 45 minutes, take the chips out, flip them and bake for another 45 minutes. Let cool before eating these crunchy little guys. Enjoy!

Health Benefits!!
Apple- High fiber helps in digestion and aids in cleaning teeth naturally, helps to generally detoxify the body
Cinnamon-lowers blood sugar levels, increases insulin production helping prevent type 2 diabetes, has an anti-clotting effect on the blood, smelling cinnamon alone improves cognitive functioning, fights E.Coli bacteria, has been shown to alleviate headache 
Raw Honey- Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, and eliminates allergies. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.



  1. A friend of mine who also loves healthy cooking shared this recipe with me and I fell in love with your blog! Everything sounds yummy and I'm definitely going to try some of your recipes!
    Have you ever thought about making a tumblr page? xx

  2. Thank you so so much, that means a lot. Please do let me know how the recipes turn out :) I haven't really ever looked in to getting a tumblr page, but it's definitely something i'll look into in the near future!