gra·​no·​la | \grə-ˈnō-lə \

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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The berries are commonly served frozen and blended atop yogurt and alongside fresh fruit and granola. Benjamin Romano, Anchorage Daily News, "Costco: Polish dog’s demise probably won’t be postponed by polemics," 12 July 2018 Sisters Emily Patel and Sarah Short broke into the granola game selling their wares at the Lexington Farmers’ Market and Sophia’s Greek Pantry. Kara Baskin,, "Tables: Superfine Foods heads to Newburyport, a granola cafe opens in Arlington, and Little Dipper is spotted in JP," 12 July 2018 Cut in 1 stick of unsalted butter until the mixture resembles granola. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Rhubarb: How to cook, store, freeze the perfect pie plant," 29 May 2018 Açai bowl with fruit, granola, coconut and agave nectar ($7). Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "Popular healthy-restaurant chain continues growth in Phoenix, eyes Texas next," 24 May 2018 Try adding it to granolas, blending it into smoothies, baking it into pancakes, muffins, or waffles. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Make Any Kind of Nut Milk," 28 June 2018 The protein pancakes mix traditional batter with blueberries, granola, slivered almonds and cinnamon. Andy Staples,, "How 'Scheduling for Success' Can Help the Pac-12 Keep Pace in the Playoff Era," 7 May 2018 GrandyOats from Hiram, a first-time winner, earned a new product award for Coffee Crunch Coconut Granola, a grain-free granola. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "New England’s 2018 specialty food winners," 23 Apr. 2018 Their colorful bowls start with a base of acai or pitaya (dragon fruit) and are topped with a variety of fruits and toppings such as granola, Nutella, peanut butter, or bee pollen. Julia Sayers,, "Where to get the city's healthiest, tastiest bowl meals," 16 Jan. 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

: 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 \

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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