Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1 3/4 cups pistachios
1 cup dried banana chips
1 1/2 cups cornflakes
1/3 cup dried pears
1/3 cup dried apricots
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup crisp oat flakes
Chop the pistachios coarsely and banana chips finely. Partly crush the cornflakes. Cut the pears and apricots into small cubes.
Heat the honey and sugar over a double boiler until the honey and sugar are well combined. Mix in the pistachios, banana chips, cornflakes, pears, apricots and oat flakes. Spread the mixture in a square dish lined with baking paper (9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches), approximately 1/2 inch deep, and press well into dish. (Alternatively, the bars can also be formed individually and then be put on a baking tray lined with baking paper.)
Bake the mix in a pre-heated oven at 350 °F for about 10-15 minutes. Cut into bars of approximately 1 1/2 x 2 inches and leave to cool on a tray.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 133 calories, 2.5 g protein, 6.6 g fat, 2.6 g saturated fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 12 g sugars, 2 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 21 mg sodium.