Many of us are guilty of packing store-bought potato chips to curb the pre-lunch hunger pang. Sure, it’s a nice convenience to grab a bag and munch while you’re tinkering away on the computer.
But have you ever wondered what kind of additives may be in that bag of chips? Some of those ingredients can scare anyone away from ever eating them again. Instead, why not make your own chips? This way you get a healthy snack that everyone will love.
I like my chips homemade — whether they’re fried or baked– because I know what goes into making them. But I’m not just interested in potato chips. I like all types made with fruits and vegetables, including apples, bananas. jackfruit and seaweed — to name a few. You can purchase them ready made in speciality stores, and crispy fried bananas are a local firm favourite so it can be procured easily in sundry shops.
My favourite fruit chip would have to be apple, because the crunchy texture and naturally sweet taste is just satisfying and delicious.These chips are great any time of the day; light, crispy and not tooth-achingly sweet, they Â provide good nourishment for your body as well. I usually prepare these in batches and store them in airtight containers or a zip-lock bag for fuss-free consumption.
Ingredients (makes 6 servings):
2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
- Arrange apples slices on a metal baking sheet.
- Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; sprinkle over apple slices.
- Bake in the preheated until apples are dried and edges curl up, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer apple chips, using a metal spatula, to a wire rack until cooled and crispy.
Slice apples using the slicing blade of a food processor or a mandoline.
If you want, flip apple slices halfway through baking and sprinkle the other side with cinnamon sugar. Also, they will not feel crispy until they cool down.MYNEWSHUB