Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Clean chocolate chip cookies?! You heard right. These are oil-free and refined sugar-free, well except for the chocolate chip part... Lately, I have been on a baking frenzy! You see, I am moving out of my apartment next week so I've been trying to use up the things I have left in stock, which is mostly baking supplies! But hey, I'm not complaining, especially because I have plenty of friends to share all of these guilt-free treats with! I have also been testing out some holiday recipes which I will start to post within the next week or so! I can't believe that it's already that time of the year again, nuts! Anyway, try these cookies out if you're looking for a clean alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients:
+ 2 cups almond flour (find this at Whole Foods or in the organic section of your grocery store)
+ 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
+ 1/2 cup maple syrup
+ 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
+ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
+ 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
+ 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
+ 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions:
+ Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
+ Place the almond flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and mix well. Once mixed, add in the maple syrup, apple sauce and the vanilla extract and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
+ Once the dough is formed, place it into the fridge to chill for ten minutes.
+ Once chilled, roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet greased with coconut oil.
+ Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
+ Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving!