Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
2 cups Whole wheat flour
3/4 cup Light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup Old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup Natural American pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup Dark or golden raisins
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 tablespoon Grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Applesauce
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
Topping (recipe follows)
Mix flour, sugar, oats, pistachios, raisins, baking powder, orange peel and salt in bowl, stirring with spoon until well blended. Add milk, applesauce, oil and egg all at once. Stir lightly just to mix. Don't over mix or texture will suffer. Spoon into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Spoon topping over. Bake at 400°F. for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown, turning pan around after 15 minutes for most even browning. Cool 5 minutes then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Mix 1/4 cup chopped pistachios with 2 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar.