Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
4 ounces Coarsely chopped, natural American pistachio
1 1/2 cups Rolled oats
1 1/2 cups Bran flakes
1/3 cup Sunflower seeds
1/3 cup Shredded coconut
1/4 cup Coarsely chopped, dried apricots
1/3 cup Dried Calmyrna figs, halved
1/3 cup Honey or malt syrup
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
Toss all ingredients together. Preheat oven to 325°F. and bake for 1/2 hour. Cool, then store refrigerated. Serve with milk or flavored yogurt.
Yields 4 cups.