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

Examples of granola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 15 migrant children who had been led into the QAnon camp last week, some of them appearing no older than perhaps 12, sipped water and munched on granola bars as Mr. Frank got the barbecue going. New York Times, 9 May 2022 Other products, like Eleven Madison Park’s signature granola, are available à la carte for subscribers. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 Grab a bag of beans and local granola to bring those Ojai vibes home. Sunset Magazine, 4 Feb. 2022 On weekdays, the Swiss frequently stick to quick but filling breakfasts such as the traditional birchermüesli, the granola-style blend of oats with fruit and nuts that's usually served over thick yogurt. Casey Barber, CNN, 24 Jan. 2022 With adaptogenic ingredients like ashwagandha and medicinal mushrooms such as reishi, each granola is designed to target a specific need. Anna Haines, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Bake another 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every five minutes to help release steam so the granola can begin to toast and brown. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Jan. 2022 Testers loved its extra-large size, which was just as good for morning granola as for pit-stop gas-station coffee. Gabriela Aoun, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2021 The low-fat granola delivers some crunch, and the banana slices add sweetness to the bowl. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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12 May 2022

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“Granola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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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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