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 Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market also donated items, which included oranges, bananas and granola bars. Alex Kushel,, "They brought bikes, trikes and pups to raise $14K for cancer research," 18 Feb. 2021 At the door, a man handed him a bottle of water and a brown paper bag containing a bologna and cheese sandwich on white bread, an apple, granola bars and a candy cane. Washington Post, "On a covid Christmas, a new routine for feeding the homeless," 25 Dec. 2020 Each of these meals comes with a bottle of water, fresh fruit and a granola bar. Giulia Heyward And Ralph Ellis, CNN, "A 5th grader wants to deliver 100,000 meals to people in need before Thanksgiving Day," 23 Nov. 2020 Take a pass on the sweet granola and reach for this savory mix of whole grains, nuts and crispy chickpeas. Curried Pumpkin Seeds. Washington Post, "Going on a hike? Take these protein-packed snacks for fuel on the way.," 19 Oct. 2020 The sergeant walked over to a vending machine and returned with a granola bar. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Many say de-escalation is the way to reduce police-involved shootings, but what does it look like?," 19 Sep. 2020 In just the past few weeks, he's documented the process of making homemade granola and embarked with Breckenridge upon a thrilling (virtual) sourdough-making journey. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "Martin Henderson Isn't Just Jack From 'Virgin River'," 18 Dec. 2020 Fang donates 80 percent of her company’s profits to those in need, so any do-gooder with a sweet tooth will fall in love with her homemade breads, spreads and granola! NBC News, "10 women-owned businesses Know Your Value loves this holiday season," 16 Dec. 2020 In fact, her most recent look is actually from the granola-chic retailer. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Taylor Swift Wore the Coziest Free People Sweater At the 2020 American Music Awards And You Can Buy It Now," 25 Nov. 2020

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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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“Granola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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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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