These air fryer apple chips are made with just one ingredient and an optional sprinkle of cinnamon. Satisfy your craving for chips with this addictively crunchy, healthy snack!

Crispy apple chips on a cooling rack.

How To Make Air Fryer Apple Chips

This recipe is so simple you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. Simply slice the apples, air fry in batches, and enjoy your new favorite snack — all in under 30 minutes!

  • Prep the apples: Wash and dry the apples. Using a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife, carefully slice the apples into 1/8 inch thick slices. Then, toss them in cinnamon for more flavor if preferred.
  • Air fry the apples: Place the apple slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 280°F and cook the apple slices in batches for about 20 minutes, or until crispy. Flip the slices a few times during the frying.
  • Allow the chips to cool: Transfer the apple chips to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. They will crisp up more as they cool. Enjoy!

Hot tip: Leave the apple peels on for a nutritional boost of fiber!

Best Kinds of Apples To Use

There are so many varieties of apples out there — it can be difficult to pick one. Firm, sweet apples work best for these chips, but feel free to use any of your favorite apples!

  • Honeycrisp: Honeycrisp apples are incredibly juicy, crisp, and aromatic. They have a honey-sweet flavor.
  • Gala: Galas have a sweet and mild flavor, making them the ideal choice for kids.
  • Pink Lady: These beauties are known for their delicate pink skin and balanced sweet-tart taste.
  • Fuji: Fuji apples are firm, juicy, and sweet. They are the perfect snacking apple!
  • Granny Smith: Granny Smiths are tart and crisp, appealing to those who prefer sour apples.
Apple chips in an air fryer.

Tips For the Best Apple Chips

Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need a fancy dehydrator to make homemade apple chips. Follow these tips to achieve the perfect crisp and flavor with a simple air fryer.

  • Thinly slice the apples. The thinner the slices, the faster they’ll crisp up. Ensure consistent results by using a mandolin to slice the apples.
  • Add flavor. Toss the apple slices in sugar if you prefer a sweeter treat, and add cinnamon or nutmeg for spice. Or, make it simple with a dash of apple pie spice.
  • Avoid overcrowding. For the crispiest chips, arrange the apple slices in a single layer without overlapping. This allows the hot air to circulate properly and crisp up every side, especially when the slices are flipped a few times during cooking.
  • Be patient. Low and slow is the name of the game here. Air frying the apples at a low temperature for at least 20 minutes produces the best texture. Keep an eye on the apples, as every air fryer is different and cook time may vary.
  • Take care not to burn the chips. These apple chipswill still be slightly soft after the specified cook time, but don’t worry — they’ll crisp up more as they cool down.


Do you have a newfound obsession for homemade apple chips? Allow them to cool completely, then store them properly to make the experience last longer. This delicious snack keeps for up to five days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Hot tip: Have your apple chips lost their crisp? Pop them in the air fryer at 280°F for about five minutes to restore their texture!

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.