Air fryer apple chips are the perfect snack for when you want something naturally sweet, yet satisfyingly crispy.

Air Fryer Apple Chips

The air fryer has become an essential tool in my kitchen. I love using it to make healthy snack recipes, like the french fries, potato chips, dried orange slices, and zucchini chips I made the other day.

Today, I’m going to try making apple chips in the air fryer. Imagine crunchy chips combined with fresh apples. When apple slices are dehydrated, their natural sugars are released, creating a sweet and satisfying snack. You can even sprinkle some cinnamon to enhance the flavor. Whether served as a snack for family gatherings or as an appetizer at parties, these apple chips will quickly become a crowd favorite, leaving everyone wanting more.

Air fryer apple chips vs. dehydrated apple chips

Air fryer apple chips are similar to dehydrated apple slices but differ in cooking technique and texture. Dehydrating apples involves removing moisture slowly at a low temperature over several hours, usually in a dehydrator or low-temp oven. This method produces chewier apple slices, which are excellent for long-term storage and versatile use in various recipes. However, it can be quite time-consuming.

In contrast, making apple chips in an air fryer is much quicker, using hot air to remove moisture and crisp the slices in about 16-20 minutes. This results in slightly thicker, crunchier chips with a lightly toasted flavor. The air fryer speeds up the process and adds a crispness that’s hard to achieve in a regular oven or dehydrator.

Both methods create a dried, crispy apple snack, but they differ in texture and cooking time due to the appliances and temperatures used.

air fryer dehydrated apple chips

Best air fryer built-in dehydrate mode

If you’re looking for an air fryer that excels in dehydration, the Typhur Dome air fryer is the top choice. One of its standout features is the built-in dehydrate mode, which allows you to easily dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and more without needing a separate dehydrator. This makes it incredibly convenient for anyone looking to create healthy snacks at home.

The Typhur Dome ensures consistent temperature control, which is crucial for effective dehydration. It maintains a low and steady temperature, helping your apple chips and other dehydrated snacks come out perfectly every time. Additionally, the efficient airflow design ensures even air distribution, preventing uneven drying and ensuring all pieces are uniformly dehydrated.

One of the key advantages of the Typhur Dome is its large single-layer cooking space. This design allows you to spread out your ingredients in a single layer, ensuring better air circulation and more consistent results. You can dehydrate larger batches at once, saving time and effort.

Typhur Dome air fryer

Frequently asked questions

Are apple chips healthy?

Apple chips can be considered a healthier snack option than many other chips and snacks. They are made from real apples and typically contain fewer additives and preservatives.

Can you dehydrate apples in an air fryer?

Yes, you can dehydrate apples in an air fryer because it can maintain a low and consistent temperature with proper airflow, which is essential for the dehydration process.

Why are my air fryer chips not crispy?

Your air fryer chips may not be crispy due to overcrowding, insufficient drying, incorrect temperature, not enough oil, uneven slices, or not preheating.

Air Fryer Apple Chips

Air Fryer Apple Chips

These delicious apple chips are the perfect guilt-free snack. Add a kick of flavor by adding a pinch of cinnamon, sugar, or other favorite spices.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 1 people
Calories 1 kcal



  • 2 each Apples (Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Gala, etc.)


  • Cut the apples into approximately 1/8 inch thick slices using either a mandolin or chef's knife.
    2 each Apples (Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Gala, etc.)
  • Lay the apple slices on the tray in the Typhur Dome air fryer. Return the tray to the Typhur Dome.
  • Dehydrate the apple chips at 205°F for 2 hours.
  • Carefully remove the apple chips from the Typhur Dome and cool them at room temperature.
  • Make sure to store the apple chips in a cool and dry place. The chips can last for up to six months when stored in an air-tight container.


Calories: 1kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.01gSodium: 0.02mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 0.1mg

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)