Healthy Baked Carrot Chips
Healthy Baked Carrot Chips – Get your crunchy chip fix without ruining your diet! These gluten-free, low-fat snacks are easy to make and easy to love!
I find when I’m trying to stick to a clean diet, it’s the crunchy stuff that tempts me the most. Pretzels, potato chips, tortilla chips… I can’t seem to keep my hands out of the bowl.
Unless I intentionally create a distraction to keep me away from salty junk food, I’m sunk. That’s where homemade baked chips come in…
Over the years I’ve made all sorts of baked vegetable chip recipes to help me steer away from heavier carbs.
I’ve noticed, that not all vegetables react the same when sliced thin and baked. Some require high heat. Some taste best when baked low and slow. Some even need a little marination time for good results.
Healthy Baked Carrot Chips are one of the most tantalizing vegetable chips because they are naturally sweet and turn very crisp in the oven. You can bake them on low or high heat, and achieve the same crisp texture and flavor. However, they seem to be more attractive, with a brighter color, when baked on high heat for a short amount of time.
Carrots are a wonderful platform for sweet and savory spices. In this recipe, I seasoned the carrots with both cinnamon and cumin for extra wow factor. Healthy Baked Carrot Chips taste amazing with just salt, but the spices make them especially delicious!
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What Ingredients You Will Need
My carrot chips recipe uses simple ingredients for a snack that packs loads of flavor. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 pounds carrots (pick the fattest carrots you can find)
- 1/4 cup olive oil, or melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How to Make Healthy Baked Carrot Chips
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line several large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Trim the carrot tops off. Starting on the thick end slice the carrots paper-thin on the bias to create elongated slices. You can do this with a chef’s knife, but it’s better to use a mandolin slicer on the smallest setting. When you get down to the thin end, stop and save them to use in soup or salad.
Place the carrot slices in a large bowl and add the oil, salt, cumin, and cinnamon. Toss well to thoroughly coat. Then lay the slices in a single layer on the baking sheets.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges start to curl up and turn crisp. Then flip all the chips over and bake another 5-8 minutes to crisp the bottoms. Once cool, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
To avoid flipping the chips, you can bake the chips at 325 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes. However, they are prettier when baked at high heat.
If your oven is older, the chips in the very center of each pan might need a couple of minutes longer than the chips around the edges.
Air Fryer Carrot Chips
Instead of making these healthy chips in the oven, you can totally make them in the air fryer! Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F and place the seasoned carrots in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 6 minutes and then flip them over and cook until desired crispness is achieved!
See the Recipe for How to Make Healthy Baked Carrot Chips Below.
Healthy Vegetable Chips
Healthy Baked Carrot Chips are a great alternative for lunch boxes, late-night snacking, and keeping in your desk drawer for the 2 o’clock carb cravings.
This month when the fatty potato chips start calling your name, fight back with healthy veggie chips that offer vitamins instead of guilt!
Tips & Tricks
- Some carrot chips will cook more quickly than others! If some are getting too browned, simple remove them and let the others keep cooking.
- Add extra spices! Other spices that would be tasty are dried thyme, dried oregano and chili powder!
- Serve your crispy carrot chips with your favorite tips like dill dip or caramelized onion dip!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do these chips last?
You can store these chips in an airtight container at room temperature for a week, and in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You could also use Ziploc storage bags.
What to serve alongside these carrots?
You can substitute this recipe for any other dish that you would use fried or potato chips with, especially burgers or sandwiches. This can also be used as a scoop for your favorite dip.
Other Healthy Chips You Might Like:
- Sweet Potato Chips
- Zucchini Chips
- Healthy Baked Banana Chips
- Baked Kale Chips
- Gourmet Napa Style Potatoes Chips
- Beet Chips
- Apple Chips
- Air Fryer Carrot Chips
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Healthy Baked Carrot Chips
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line several large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Trim the carrot tops off. Starting on the thick end slice the carrots paper-thin on the bias to create elongated slices. You can do this with a chef's knife, but it's better to use a mandolin slicer on the smallest setting. When you get down to the thin end, stop and save them to use in soup or salad.
- Place the carrot slices in a large bowl and add the oil, salt, cumin, and cinnamon. Toss well to thoroughly coat. Then lay the slices in a single layer on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges start to curl up and turn crisp. Then flip all the chips over and bake another 5-8 minutes to crisp the bottoms. Once cool, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.