We haven’t even mentioned what might be the best selling point of Giada De Laurentiis’ gluten-free banana bread recipe. It’s loaded with bittersweet chocolate chips. “You can omit the chocolate chips if you want, but to me, they’re a non-negotiable addition!” De Laurentiis said on Giadzy.
While the chocolate chips may be the most popular ingredient in De Laurentiis’ banana bread recipe, the hidden gem may be the almond flour. In addition to being a friend to those who see gluten as the enemy, almond flour is all-around healthier than plain-old wheat flour (via Healthline). Almond flour has significant amounts of protein, vitamin E, and minerals. With a lot of magnesium and fewer carbohydrates than wheat flour, almond flour is good for people with type 2 diabetes because it helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. For a lot of reasons, then, it’s no wonder De Laurentiis included the recipe in an upcoming cookbook that will focus on healthy eating habits.