11 Fruit and Veggie Chip Recipes You Can Make Yourself
Instead of reaching for that bag of fried, greasy potato chips, try some fruit or vegetable chips. Baked produce chips are a great way to eat more vitamins and minerals, but still get that satisfying crunch you crave while binging on Netflix. Below, 11 fruit and veggie chip recipes you can whip up tonight:
1. Sea Salt Lime Spinach Chips
via A Clean Bake
This easy recipe uses only sea salt, lime, spinach, and olive oil. The chips are best eaten right after they’ve cooled, as they’ll lose some of their crunch if they sit for a while after being baked.
2. Cheesy Brussels Sprout Chips
via A Sunshine Mission
Despite the name, these chips are actually made with nutritional yeast, not real cheese. Nutritional yeast’s natural cheesy flavor makes this recipe perfect for vegans craving cheddar and mozzarella.
3. Fig Chips
via Beautiful Pictures of Healthy Food
These fig chips are truly quick and healthy: They cook in only 10 minutes and aren’t coated in any oil. Be sure to use figs that aren’t too ripe, as that will make it easier to cut the fruit into thin slices.
4. Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Chips
via Noming Through Life
Sweet potatoes and chipotle powder make this chip spicy and sweet. If you have one, use a mandolin to cut the potato into thin slices. If not, be patient and cut slowly to achieve the thinnest slices possible.
5. Baked Kale Chips
via Lauren Caris Cooks
Kale chips are a classic, and the addition of smoked paprika in this recipe adds a nice kick. It’s important to keep the oven heat low so that the delicate kale leaves don’t burn.
6. Plantain Chips
via Just J. Faye
Plantains are similar to bananas, but they make a better chip due to their firmness. If you want a sweeter chip, use a yellow, fully ripe plantain; for a savory chip, use an un-ripe green plantain.
7. Oven-Baked Beet Chips
via Gather and Dine
Before baking the beets, sprinkle them with salt so they release all of their excess liquid. To make sure the beets achieve desired crispiness all over, rotate the pan halfway through the cooking time.
8. Baked Zucchini Chips
via Everyday Dishes
This oil-free recipe only uses a sprinkle of salt to achieve a crispy chip. Since summer squash and zucchini are very similar vegetables, feel free to use them interchangeably in this recipe.
9. Watermelon Radish Chips
via Pinch of Salt
Watermelon radishes are larger than normal radishes, making them an effective base for vegetable chips. Bake the chips at 400 degrees until crisp, and make sure there’s enough space between each chip on the tray to speed up cooking time.
10. Baked Eggplant Chips
via Julie’s Jazz
Use olive oil to coat the eggplant before baking, and rub it in with your hands so that the rounds are fully covered. Try topping the eggplant slices with basil before baking for an Italian-style chip.
11. Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips
via Jennifer Meyering
This recipe uses only a small amount of sugar for a touch of sweetness. Bake the apple chips for two hours and let them cool down in the oven to be sure that they obtain optimal crispiness.