Tired of the same old chips and dip? Surprise everyone’s taste buds with Air Fryer Apple Chips and Chocolate Tahini Dip. These are so easy to make in an air fryer, and they’re a naturally sweet, healthy treat that satisfies as a snack or dessert.
I never realized just how easy it is to make apple chips! Especially when you have an air fryer. Seriously. Just slice your apples, toss them with a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and bake them.
These air fryer apple chips really do get all crispy and crunchy. And they’re SO good for you. Full of all that soluble, cholesterol and blood sugar lowering fiber.
And can we talk about the chocolate tahini dip? It’s kind of like Nutella. If Nutella was full of antioxidants and healthy fats, that is.
There was a time when my kids were young when apple season meant LOTs of apple pies (we’re team crumb crust over here, how about you?) and apple crisps, and baked apples. All of which were topped with vanilla ice cream.
I used to wait until they left for school and then have a warm slice of pie for breakfast.
I’m not gonna lie, I sure do miss those days! If I make those treats now, I’m the only one eating them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So I had to find a healthier way to enjoy my fall apples.
Thank heavens for my air fryer! My son gave it to me for my last birthday, even though I swore I didn’t need another small kitchen appliance. I was so wrong because it makes every kind of vegetable (and apparently fruit) taste better.
My air fryer also saved me from turning on my oven during this past never-ending hot AZ summer.
SO – If you need a holiday gift idea for someone who wants to simplify their cooking, I highly recommend an air fryer! I have this small one by GoWISE and it’s perfect if you’re cooking for one or two. If you’re cooking for a larger crowd, you might want to size up.
Before You Make These Air Fryer Apple Chips:
- Slice the apples super thin if you want crispy chips. Thicker slices will result in chewier chips, which is good too.
- You don’t need any cooking oil for these apple chips.
- You can peel your apples, but there’s no need to. The skin is pretty and adds more fiber.
- These are best eaten the same day. If you keep them overnight, they will soften up. If that happens, you can always pop them back in the air fryer for 10 minutes or so and they’ll crisp back up.
- Even if you don’t love tahini, please try the dip. It’s more chocolatey with just a hint of nuttiness, and it’s really GOOD.
Air Fryer Apple Chips with Chocolate Tahini Dip
- 2 large apples
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- Cut the apples crosswise into very thin slices (about 1/16"). Lightly tap out any seeds from the center.
- Place the apple slices in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to coat the slices well.
- Place the apple slices in the basket of an air fryer. Set the machine to 200°F and set the timer for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, toss the apple slices, and set the timer for 30 more minutes at the same temperature. Toss again. Set the timer for 15 more minutes.
- The apple chips will crisp up as they cool. If you're not sure that they are done, take one or two out of the air fryer basket and let them cool. If they're still chewy, return them to the basket and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
- To make the dip, Combine the syrup, cocoa powder, and water in a small bowl. Using a fork, whisk well until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the tahini and whisk until smooth.
What’s your favorite apple dessert?