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Air Fryer Apple Chips

Move over, apple cider… these delicious air fryer apple chips are about to become the star of the fall season! They’re sprinkled with cinnamon and air fried to crispy perfection.

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ready to serve air fried apple chips

I’ll be the first to admit that there’s something special about sipping a hot cup of apple cider in the fall.

But trust me when I say that once you try these air fryer apple chips, you might have a new favorite seasonal treat!

These crunchy slices are easy to make and delightful to eat.

They’re sprinkled with a generous amount of cinnamon for that warm-spice flavor that pairs perfectly with their crispy texture. Best of all, they’re a breeze to whip up!

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Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make apple chips in the air fryer
  • Tips for making the crispiest, most delicious apple chips
  • What to serve with air fryer apple chips

My kids go crazy whenever I make a batch of crispy apple slices. Personally, I love that it’s a healthier snack, but they still devour it like candy!

It’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy the flavors of fall with the whole family.

Air Fryer I recommend: Large, easy to clean, square basket, burner on top and bottom. Click to see it.
ingredients for air fryer apple chips

How to Make Air Fryer Apple Chips

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Wash and dry the apple. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, cut the apple into ⅛ inch slices. 

slices of apples in air fryer basket

STEP TWO: Lay the apple slices in the air fryer basket. Sprinkle with cinnamon. 

cinnamon on apple slices

STEP THREE: Place the basket in the air fryer and set the temperature to 360 degrees F.

STEP FOUR: Air fry for 8-12 minutes, flipping at the 5 minute mark. If smaller slices are done, remove them to allow the bigger slices to keep cooking.

cooked air fryer apple chips

STEP FIVE: Once all apple chips are done cooking, place any slices you took out back in the basket and let the apple chips sit in the basket for 5 minutes to crisp up. 

Tips for Making the Best Apple Chips in the Air Fryer

  • Don’t overcrowd the basket or your chips might not fully crisp up. If you want to double or triple the recipe, I recommend air frying in batches.
  • Your smaller slices may finish cooking before the larger slices. Keep an eye on them and remove any that have crisped up so the bigger slices can keep cooking. 
  • Letting the slices sit in the air fryer basket for a few minutes after they’re done cooking will help them get even crispier. If you took any smaller slices out, make sure to put them back in so the heat will help dry them out.
  • If you notice one of your apple chips is missing, check the air fryer fan. Sometimes, the circulating air can carry away a chip!

What Kind of Apples Should You Use for Apple Chips?

I like to use red apples for this recipe. Their sweet, mild taste pairs so nicely with the cinnamon for a truly classic flavor.

However, you’re more than welcome to experiment with other types of apples! Pink lady, golden delicious, gala, or fuji apples would all be great options.

Try out a few different ones and see which is your favorite!

bowl with apple chips

Do You Need a Mandolin Slicer for Apple Chips?

It’s not absolutely necessary, but I would strongly recommend it. Mandolin slicers are great for getting super-thin, even slices.

If you use a knife, your slices won’t be quite as even, which can lead to them cooking at different speeds.

If you decide to use a knife, make sure it’s very sharp and definitely take your time. Try to cut each slice ⅛ inch thick or as close to it as possible.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Apple Chips

Personally, I like munching these crunchy chips all on their own. They have such great texture and flavor! But you can also use them as a dipper or even a cracker for all kinds of sweet and savory combinations.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

hand picking up an air fryer apple chips

How to Store Air Fried Apple Chips

If you have any leftovers, I recommend storing them in an airtight container to keep them from getting soggy.

You can also throw them back in the air fryer for a minute or two if necessary to crisp them back up.

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cooked air fryer apple chips

Air Fryer Apple Chips

Samantha Erb
You won’t believe how easy it is to make delicious air fryer apple chips! Just slice, sprinkle with cinnamon, and air fry until crispy for a delightfully healthy fall treat.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 108 kcal


  • 1 Gala Apple
  • 1-1 ½ teaspoon of cinnamon


  • Wash and dry your apple. 
  • Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, cut your apple into ⅛ inch slices. 
  • Lay your apple slices into your air fryer basket. Sprinkle with cinnamon. 
  • Place your basket in the air fryer and set the temperature to 360 degrees. Air Fry for 8-12 minutes, flipping at the 5 minute mark. Your smaller slices may come out before the larger slices; you just need to keep an eye on them. Once they are done cooking, let them sit in the basket for 5 minutes (place any you may have taken out back in) this will help them crisp up more. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gSodium: 2mgFiber: 6gSugar: 18g
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About Samantha

I’ve always had a love of cooking and creating new recipes, so it only made sense to create a food blog so I could share those recipes with you. This site is designed to provide easy and flavorful recipes with as little ingredients as possible. That means you still get great flavor combinations without all that extra time and effort. Read more...

4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Apple Chips”

  1. As you make that recipe for apples for the air fryer. Can you use any other fruits like peaches for air frying? I’m going to try that recipe because my brother is a farmer he’s going to bring me some apples. They look so delicious I’m very spiritual. I would like to say God bless you my sister.

    • Hi Regina, you can! I love to air fry peaches halved with some maple syrup or honey and then top them with vanilla ice cream afterward.

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