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

Examples of granola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This first snack in the company’s new fruit, nut, and granola Remix line is also the single biggest order in RIND’s history starting with 600 shipping pallets, according to Weiss. Douglas Yu, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 What does a singer know about making hot sauce or granola? Megan Wahn, Bon Appétit, 30 Oct. 2023 The flavors of this homemade granola are reminiscent of Mexican hot chocolate, making for a sweet and spicy snack. Anna Rodriguez, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024 There’s the preppie phase, the granola phase, the Stevie Nicks phase. Lynn Trenning - Correspondent, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Visual Recipe Cards: Very simple recipes for granola, fruit parfaits, and pancakes. Simone Scully, Parents, 26 Oct. 2023 On Friday, the Quaker Oats Company recalled over 40 different granola bar and granola cereal products due to possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1 The recall included popular products like Quaker Chewy Bars and Quaker Simply Granola cereal. Julia Landwehr, Health, 18 Dec. 2023 The granola products, which include flavors of the popular Quaker Chewy Bars and Chewy Dipps, were distributed and sold across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Saipan. Abigail Wilt, Southern Living, 18 Dec. 2023 The Quaker Oats Company has recalled dozens of granola products due to the risk of potential salmonella contamination. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 16 Dec. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'granola.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


from Granola, a trademark

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of granola was in 1970

Dictionary Entries Near granola

Cite this Entry

“Granola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


gra·​no·​la grə-ˈnō-lə How to pronounce granola (audio)
: a mixture of oats and other ingredients (as brown sugar, raisins, coconut, or nuts) that is eaten especially for breakfast or as a snack
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!