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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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 Start the day off with the POW-abunga bowl (Açai base with granola, bananas, strawberries, protein, almond butter and Hawaiian honey). Michele Shapiro, San Francisco Chronicle, "Three unforgettable bike rides around Maui," 7 Feb. 2018 Acai bowl with house granola, coconut and cacao nibs at Yoko Matcha. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "Green tea drinks, desserts fuse Japanese and Latin at Yoko Matcha | Miami Herald," 9 Jan. 2018 With a converted camper van, a map of the U.S., and a box full of granola bars and canned beans, this 25-year-old set out to see more of our glorious country for himself. Jenae Sitzes, Country Living, "This 25-Year-Old Spent $250 Building a Camper Van To Travel the U.S.," 15 Feb. 2017 Each room of the hotel has large French windows opening on to the cobblestone streets of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood, the Alfama, below, as well as a modern kitchen stocked with breakfast items like yogurt, fruit, and granola. Cara Sanders, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Lisbon from the Duo Behind the City’s Coolest Boutique Hotel," 8 Sep. 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 \

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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