Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
7 oz of pistachios
3.5 oz of banana chips
1.4 oz of cornflakes
1.8 oz of dried pears
1.8 oz of dried apricots
3.5 oz of honey
2.8 oz of brown sugar
1.4 oz of crisp oat flakes
1. Chop the pistachios coarsely and banana chips finely. Partly crush the cornflakes. Cut the pears and apricots into small cubes.
2. Heat the honey and sugar and mix in the pistachios, banana chips, cornflakes, pears, apricots and oat flakes. Spread the mixture in a square dish lined with baking paper (9.5 x 9.5 inches), approximately .6 inches 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.)
3. Bake the mix in a pre-heated oven at 360 °F (gas mark 3, convection oven 320 °F) for about 10-15 minutes. Cut into bars of approximately 1.6 x 2 inches and leave to cool on a tray.