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Toddler Recipes: Baked Cinnamon Apple Snacks

Toddler Recipes: Baked cinnamon apples make a sweet healthy treat.

cinnamon apple chips DESCRIPTION
Delicious, naturally sweetened snack with a hint of cinnamon makes this a wonderful healthy treat.

A dehydrator would probably be the best way to make apple chips...but girls and I wanted to try baking some. This recipe did take a little bit of time for just a couple apples but I am always happy knowing I am giving the girls a healthy snack without extra sugar or preservatives...and it did taste great!

The end result was apple snacks that are soft and chewy with a little crispiness on the edges.

Thickness of the slice and length of time baked will also determine how crisp it becomes.

  • 2 Washington Red Delicious Apples
  • 2 cups 100% apple Juice

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • Mandoline or serrated knife (ADULT ONLY)

  • Two cookie sheets or pans
  • Parchment paper or racks

  • Pot
  • Slotted Spatula or tongs
  • Paper Towels lined plate
  • STEPS thin sliced apples

    1. In a large pot pour 2 cups of apple juice and add cinnamon stick. Heat until it boils.
    2. Meanwhile, slice 1/2 inch off the top and bottom of the apple and discard.
    3. Slice apple into 1/8 inch slices.
    4. Drop slices carefully into boiling juice and cook for 5-6 minutes or until slices appear translucent and lightly golden.
    5. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
    6. apples on rack

    7. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or a wire rack.
    8. With slotted spatula or tongs remove apple slices and placed on paper towel lined plate.
    9. Place the apples slices in a single layer on the rack or parchment paper without overlapping.

    10. Bake 40-60 minutes turning over after 30 minutes for "softer apple chips" or bake for 1 1/2 hour-2 hours turning over every 30 minutes for crispier apple chips.
    11. Remove from oven and let cool completely before storing in airtight container.


  • A mandoline makes it very easy to slice thin and evenly. If you do not have one, a good serrated knife may work.

  • The thinner the slices, the crispier it will get.
  • We used a cookie rack and I let it cool on it which caused it to stick some. I think I will try parchment paper the next time.
  • We baked it for the 50 minutes and it came out a soft, chewy consistency with the edges having a slight crispiness. Very sweet and tasty...girls loved it!

    While this is not a toddler recipe, here are some ways to get your child involved.

  • Write out the recipe for your child to follow. Line up the ingredients on the counter so they can match ingredients on the recipe and follow along.

  • Count how many apples are to be used. Ask an older toddler to predict how many slices can be made from one apple.
  • Discuss the different varieties of apples, green, red, dark red, yellow.
  • Count how many slices of apple are on a tray.
  • Let your child close his or her eyes and smell the cinnamon stick and have them guess what it is.

    An apple begins to ripen when it is picked. In a controlled climate environment, it can be stored for a couple months. For home storage, most varieties of apple can be stored for approximately two weeks. Some types of apple, like the Granny Smith and Fuji, have a longer shelf life.

    Apple Nutrition Facts
    One medium 2-1/2 inch apple, fresh, raw, with skin

    Calories 81
    Carbohydrate 21 grams
    Dietary Fiber 4 grams
    Soluble Fiber
    Insoluble fiber
    Calcium 10 mg
    Phosphorus 10 mg Iron .25 mg
    Sodium 0.00 mg
    Potassium 159 mg
    Vitamin C 8 mg
    Vitamin A 73 IU
    Folate 4 mcg

    The nutritional value of apples will vary slightly depending on the variety and size.

    Source: USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory

    Books are a great way to learn more! There are a lot of wonderful toddler recipe books as well.

    Thanks for stopping by! Comments Are Welcome!

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