gra·​no·​la | \ grə-ˈnō-lə How to pronounce granola (audio) \

Definition of granola

: a mixture typically of rolled oats and various added ingredients (such as brown sugar, raisins, coconut, and nuts) that is eaten especially for breakfast or as a snack

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From time to time, Mr. Belair shops at Market on the Green and is now a fan of its yogurt parfait with granola. ProMedica patient Michael Belair, seen shopping at Market on the Green, sought advice on nutrition. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "Take Two Aspirin—and a Serving of Kale," 22 Oct. 2018 The health concerns at Madisonville Middle School in Tennessee first came to light when student Madison Smith sent her mother, Brandy Shubert, a video of her granola with a maggot squirming around in it, Yahoo reports. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Tennessee parents upset by school's response after students find maggots in cafeteria food," 9 Sep. 2018 The owner, Marian Matthews, also had some of her handcrafted products for sale; granola, dusting powder, laundry soap and jam, an unusual assortment of organic products. Kitty Leshay,, "Working Together Brings Great Success," 11 Apr. 2018 This morning breakfast consisted of a gluten-free parfait—layers of coconut yogurt, fruit, and granola topped with goji and other berries and hemp—served in a mason jar. Alex Kuczynski, Town & Country, "How GroundSea Fitness Is Bringing West-Coast Wellness Trends Back to the Berkshires," 17 Oct. 2016 Breakfast is yogurt topped with granola, fruit, almonds and hemp seeds or eggs and spinach. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Climber Still Seeking New Peaks Later in Life," 26 Jan. 2019 Snack on yogurt, smoothies, and oatmeal bowls topped with slow-roasted granola (try the Carlisle honey variety). Kara Baskin,, "Tables: Superfine Foods heads to Newburyport, a granola cafe opens in Arlington, and Little Dipper is spotted in JP," 12 July 2018 This was a sweet slush of dragon fruit, almond milk, pineapple and mango, topped with granola, blueberry, sliced banana and shredded coconut. Alex Kiesig, idahostatesman, "'I love this city': Eat your way through the Capital City Public Market," 6 July 2018 At Zisters, the brunch menu includes some appetizers to share, including beignets ($7) and an acai bowl with granola. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brunch restaurant Zisters in Elm Grove sets its opening for June 7," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of granola

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for granola

from Granola, a trademark

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English Language Learners Definition of granola

chiefly US : a mixture of oats and other ingredients (such as brown sugar, raisins, coconut, or nuts) that is eaten especially for breakfast or as a snack


gra·​no·​la | \ grə-ˈnō-lə How to pronounce granola (audio) \

Kids Definition of granola

: a mixture of oats and other ingredients (as raisins, coconut, or nuts) that is eaten for breakfast or as a snack

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