Last week I shared how I used my brand new dehydrator to make kale chips. This week we made dehydrated apple chips and they were GOOD!
Dehydrated Apple Chips
I wasn’t quite sure how to cut the apples to make these, but one of my favorite salads at Panera bread has these dehydrated apple chips in it and they’re amazing.
So I just took the stem off, laid the apple on it’s side and started to slice. I had to go pretty thin and it really wasn’t as hard as you might think.
Then I dipped them in a bowl of lemon juice and put them on the dehydrator tray. I also sprinkled some cinnamon on half of them to give them a different zing.
I turned the dehydrator to 155 for 2 hours and then turned it down to 135 for the rest of the time.
I don’t want to say exactly how long it took because it just depends on how chewy you like them, but 4-6 hours is probably good.
They are so delicious and super pretty too. I feel so much better about the snacks I’m giving the kids since I know exactly what’s in them.
We’ve dehydrated red and green apples, bananas, mango, strawberries and have some fresh pineapple in there right now.
Kids in the Kitchen
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- having a tea party
- counting skills with m&ms
- pouring from measuring cups
- discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
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