Home-Baked Honey Parsnip Crisps


A simple recipe for fat-free honey parsnip crisps. 

Home-Baked Honey Parsnip Crisps


I was inspired to make honey parsnip crisps or chips as my American friends would call them after eating way too many bags of them from Marks and Spencer.

They are definitely rather addictive.

Parsnips just go so well with honey, which is why so many of us honey roast parnips for Christmas dinner. If you are vegan, then just substitute the honey for maple syrup and you'll still get this wonderful flavour combo.

As I said, I've eaten so many of these, it really was time to make them at home and save myself a fortune.


Homemade parsnip chips

Home-Baked Honey Parsnip Crisps


Homemade honey parsnip crisps are easy to make.

The secret to these crunchy snacks is to cut the parsnips really thinly and the best way to do this is to use a potato peeler.

Once they are peeled, they are tossed in the honey (or maple syrup) and placed in a single layer or a baking sheet, seasoned and baked in a preheated oven until crisp.

You don't even need to add any oil to these crisps, so not only are they healthier as they are baked, but they are fat-free too.

RESULT!




Parsnips


Parsnips are in season from September to March in the UK. They've been around for at least 2000 years and they are a good source of vitamin C, folate, fibre and potassium.

They are similar to a carrot, but are sweeter, which is why they were originally used to sweeten cakes before sugar was commonly available.

When buying you are looking for small to medium, firm parsnips. Avoid any that are not firm and be aware that larger parsnips can be a bit woody, although can be fine for making soup. Choose small to medium if you are serving them as a vegetable rather than an ingredient.


Parsnip, Carrot and Lentil Soup


Parsnip, Carrot and Lentil Soup


If you have large parsnips or find some that are cheaper, try my parsnip, carrot and lentil soup. 

It's a thick winter soup spiced with cumin and coriander to bring you warmth, comfort and a full tummy on cold winter days.

Let's face it you can't beat a bowl of homemade soup!



Close-up of parsnip crisps


To make my parsnip crisps I was lucky to find some late season British parsnips and I am so glad I did make them.

They are even better than the bought crisps, but there is a very big downside.

With the shop bought crisps, I can have one little bag and when they are finished they are finished, but when you have a bag of parsnips, you can just peel another parsnip and enjoy another bowl of crisps, then another, and another .................

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Home-Baked Honey Parsnip Crisps

Crispy homemade honey roast crisps, seasoned with freshly ground pepper and sea salt.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients

  • 1 parsnip, peeled
  • a drizzle of runny honey (or maple syrup)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • a sprinkle of sea salt

instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160c/140c fan/gas mark 3.
  2. Using a potato peeler to peel the parsnip into long strips.
  3. Place the parsnip strips into a bowl and drizzle with honey. Toss the strips in the honey until well coated, then place on a baking tray. I bake my parsnips on a non-stick mat placed on a baking tray.
  4. Grind black pepper over the parsnips, then sprinkle over some sea salt.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until browning at the edges. The parsnip strips will crisp up as they cool.
  6. Enjoy, then peel another parsnip and start again.
calories
68
fat (grams)
0.2
sat. fat (grams)
0
carbs (grams)
17.1
protein (grams)
0.8
sugar (grams)
8
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A healthy snack for kids


These crisps are a great snack for children. The sweetness comes from honey and there is no oil in the recipes, just simply baked vegetable crisps.

They are best eaten on the day they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of days. They do start to lose crispness though.



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38 comments

  1. Except that parsnips don't have all that much in the way of dietary support - I guess they have good fiber, but they're starchy like tatties - they really are not a bad snack at all. Sounds yummy. I should try this next with sweet potatoes and a bit of cayenne pepper... mmm.

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    1. I was thinking of trying sweet potatoes and carrots too, with different flavourings.

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  2. This sounds delicious and very easy to make!!
    Happy Easter xx

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    1. Really easy to make Manu. Pity I discovered they were so easy to make myself, right at the end of the season.

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  3. oo-er so fancy - just my sort of thing - I love vegetable crisps - beetroot are my favourite but I have never seen parsnip and I know I would love them

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  4. Oh beetroot!!!! Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that Johanna?

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  5. I love the sound of these and like the suggestion of sweet potato above - partly as I have sweet potatoes in the cupboard right now!

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    1. I think I am starting something here Corina :)

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  6. It is easy to see why test are so addictive Jacqueline.

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  7. Oh dear! What have you done? I can see I'm going to have problems here.I love these, and now you've just given me the idea of making them. Thank you.

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  8. Oh YUM! These look incredibly good. Love the fact that they are baked - I do lie vegetable crisps but they are a bit greasy sometimes. Definitely one for the bank holiday weekend at ours : ) Thank you!

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    1. So much healthier baked and they are lovely and crisp. I found the thicker ones needed an extra couple of minutes though.

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  9. ps, I have just given you an award :)

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    1. Awww thanks Tandy. That is kind. Coming to see :)

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  10. They sound wonderful, but like you, if I made them I would have to eat the whole lot myself as I love parsnips but the rest of the family hate them!

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    1. Even more of an excuse and no added fat!!!

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  12. I love the parsnip crisps from M&S too - these look much better!! I'll have to try them myself. I'm sure you could do the same with all the root vegetables. Off to the market tomorrow then :)

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  13. Thanks Jac - they look amazing! Very tasty and very healthy. I can just imagine the crispness and sweetness. A perfect spring snack! Thanks for linking up. I have a lovely bookmarked recipe to send you x

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    1. Glad you like them Ren and I will look forward to seeing your bookmarked recipe :)

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  14. I am totally in love with veggie crisps but the idea never entered my head to make my own. Fantastic post Jac.

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    1. Thanks Chele, they are really worth making :)

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  15. I have a lovely recipe for vegetable crisps, but I LOVE your low fat baked ones Jac, just great!

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  16. They look lovely. Im definitely trying this :)
    Thanks for sharing x

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    1. They are really worth making. I can't go back to buying them now.

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  17. these look delicious. I love vegetable crisps. Not tried making them at home but your recipe is tempting!

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    1. They are so easy. In fact I think I still have a parsnip left. Off to make some for hubby to munch on while we watch a film.

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  18. I live in California and though I have shopped at M&S and love the stores, I did not try these. They sound delicious, so I will bake some this week.

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    1. You are going to love them Pam, but be warned they are addictive :)

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  19. They look yummy Jacqueline! I did once try making parsnip crisps and they failed miserably. The middles were soft and the edges burnt! Maybe I should give them another go :) x

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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