Hugo's Breakfast

Made in our Cornish kitchen

We would like to introduce you to two of our new muesli cereals. These cereals have been very popular for the past ten years at our award winning bed and breakfast-hotel; Woodlands Country House.

We are very proud to have been awarded Taste of the West Gold Awards for Hugo's Muesli, Hugo's Birchermüesli and Hugo's Granola and the Taste of the West Silver Award for Hugo's Fruit & Nut Granola.

Hugo’s Granola is a kind of muesli, slowly baked with honey, maple and golden syrup to a golden crunchiness and mixed with dried fruits; cranberries, currants and sultanas. Hugo’s Granola is so popular we thought we would sell it in half-kilo bags, as well as serve it for breakfasts.

Hugo's Muesli is also very popular at breakfast with Woodlands Country House guests. It is full of delicious dried fruit including, dried apricots, prunes, sultanas, currants and cranberries (over 25% - so no skimping), nuts and seeds, oats and malted wheat flakes.

Hugo's Apple Birchermüesli, a take on the original muesli; with nuts roasted in apple juice and concentrated apple and pear. A creamy, nutty muesli, with a hint of apple. For a really creamy muesli, soak for as long as possible - over-night would be good - in milk (cow's, goat's or soya) or apple juice. Just before eating, chop some fresh apples and/or pears, add some honey for sweetness.

Hugo's Fruit & Nut Gluten Free Granola. Quinoa and millet flakes slowly roasted with seeds, coconut and nuts in apple and pear juice with a hint of vanilla, mixed with dried fruit. Gluten free and reduced in sugar.

No added salt, artificial additives, preservatives or colouring. High in fibre.

Nutritional value of Granola and Muesli: These cereals are full of nutritional benefits: Oats not only help prevent ‘Type 1’ and ‘Type 2’ diabetes, but also has unique oat antioxidants that reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and with the seeds and nuts, defends the body from various cancers especially (it has recently been found) prostate cancer. Seeds and nuts are rich in zinc which helps protect against heart disease whilst the vitamins B1, B2 and E help in the fight against stress, aids growth of damaged tissue and are high in Antioxidants that work against various cancers, heart disease, cataracts (clouding of the eyes), and other diseases associated with ageing, by mopping up the free radicals that damage cells.

While all dried fruits are good for you and full of natural sweetness, prunes are Antioxidant superstars, being among the highest fruits in total Antioxidant activity. Tests on maple syrup, which is made by boiling sap from the maple tree, found that it contains compounds which could help manage Type 2 diabetes, as well as acting as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents. Honey has similar properties as well as being a natural sweetener with Fructose, it is also said that honey is a natural way to help the symptoms of hay fever. Sugar syrup and sucrose will give an ‘energy boost’ for the morning.

Semi-skimmed milk – be it from cows or goats contains calcium to protect bones and help with bone growth. Some soya and rice milk has added calcium, also soya milk is said to help against breast cancer as it does not contain oestrogen, as animal milk does.

With high fibre content that will help prevent bowel cancer and aid general digestion and wellbeing, these cereals will provide a hale and hearty start or end of day, and is an important part of any healthy diet.