Oven baked apple peel chips are a frugal, addictive snack that’s easy to make!  These cinnamon sugar coated apple peels are baked until crunchy.  Kids will love eating these apple chips on the go!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
plate of apple peel chips
Snacks

Oven Baked Apple Peel Chips

We handpicked the products and tools linked in this post. If you buy from one of these affiliate links, we may earn a small commission. Thanks for supporting Savor the Flavour!

If you’re like me, you probably throw away the apple peels when you make apple pie.  But, with this simple recipe, now you’ll be able to enjoy the deliciousness of apple peel chips!  It literally only takes a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep.  Let’s dig in!

person holding two apple peel chips

👩🏻‍🍳 Want to see our latest recipes?  Subscribe to our email newsletter to get our latest recipes, fun food facts, food puns, and behind the scenes news about our blog.

What are apple peel chips?

Apple peel chips are strips of apple peels baked until brown and crispy.  In my recipe, the peels are tossed in a little bit of melted butter and cinnamon sugar.  Apple peel chips are a healthy, crunchy snack that’s quick to prep and fun to eat.

Are apple peels good for you?

Yes, apple peels are actually one of the most nutritious parts of an apple.  The skin contains most of the fiber and vitamins in an apple.

person holding a plate of apple peel chips

What can you use apple peelings for?

There are lots of ways to use apple peels.  Although baking them into tasty apple peel chips is a great way to enjoy them, here are some other ideas.

  • Apple tea
  • Smoothies
  • Salads
  • Infused water

Can dogs eat apple chips?

Plain apple chips without cinnamon, sugar, or other spices are safe for healthy dogs to eat in small quantities.  It’s not good for dogs to consume lots of excess sugar, so make sure the chips are plain.  As always, consult your veterinarian if you have any questions about feeding apple chips to your dog.

Packaging Apple Peel Chips for Gift Giving

If you want to give away some apple peel chips to family or friends, you can package them in a pretty glass jar with a lid.  Tie a gift tag around it with a piece of twine, ribbon, or yarn.  See the photo below for an idea.

person holding a jar of apple peel chips

How to Tell When Apple Peel Chips Are Done

Apple peel chips are done when they have turned a rich, dark brown and are crispy.  It takes about 2 1/2 hours at 250 F for thin peels to be baked.  Thicker peels will take longer, but don’t turn up the oven temperature; it increases the chance of burning the peels.

How to Store Apple Peel Chips

  • Let the chips cool completely.
  • Seal them tightly inside of a zip-top bag, glass jar, or airtight container.
  • Store in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to 6 months.
  • Don’t freeze or refrigerate the chips.

How long do apple chips keep?

If the apple chips are sealed properly and kept in a cool, dark place, they should last for up to 6 months.

How to Make Apple Peel Chips

Gather the ingredients.  You’ll need 2 cups (88g) of apple peels, unsalted butter, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg.

ingredients for apple peel chips

Mix the sugar and spices together until well blended.

person holding a spoonful of cinnamon sugar

Melt the butter and toss the peels in it.

person holding a spoonful of melted butter with apple peels

Sprinkle a couple tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar on the apple peels.  Reserve any extra cinnamon sugar for later.

person adding cinnamon sugar to apple peels

Toss the peels to coat them in the cinnamon sugar.

person mixing apple peels with cinnamon sugar

Spread the peels evenly on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

apple peels on a parchment lined cookie sheet

Bake the peels at 250 F for 2 1/2 hours, until they are dark brown and crunchy.

baked apple peel chips on a cookie sheet

Sprinkle the peels with some of the leftover cinnamon sugar mixture and enjoy.

person sprinkling cinnamon sugar on the baked apple peel chips

Pro Tips for Making Apple Peel Chips

  • Use thick peels for the best taste.  Super thin peels will bake faster and burn easier.
  • Leave some of the apple flesh on the peels.  This helps the peels taste better.
  • Bake the peels on parchment paper to catch any messes and keep the cookie sheet clean.
  • Bake the peels low and slow for the best results.  A high oven temp will burn the peels quickly.
  • Reserve the extra cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on the baked peels.

plate of apple peel chips with apples

Our Go-To Kitchen Tools for Making Apple Peel Chips

These tasty apple desserts will give you lots of peels to use.

caramel apple pie after baking person holding a bowl of apple crisp with a fork holding a bowl of fried apples

The pleasure of a 5-star review for these apple peel chips would be greatly appreciated.

Print
plate of apple peel chips

Oven Baked Apple Peel Chips


  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Oven baked apple peel chips are a frugal, addictive snack that’s easy to make!  These cinnamon sugar coated apple peels are baked until crunchy.  Kids will love eating these apple chips on the go!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple peels, from 4 large apples (88g)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted (14g)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (12g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Mix together the sugar and spices until well blended.
  2. Toss the apple peels with the melted butter until evenly coated, then mix with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Spread the peels evenly on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 250 F for 2 1/2 hours.  The peels are done when they are deep brown and very crunchy.
  4. Sprinkle any extra cinnamon sugar over the peels and enjoy.

Notes

  • The pleasure of a 5-star review for these apple peel chips would be greatly appreciated.
  • 👩🏻‍🍳 Want to see our latest recipes?  Subscribe to our email newsletter to get our latest recipes, fun food facts, food puns, and behind the scenes news about our blog.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple chips, apple peel uses

Recipe Card powered by

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.