Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Rolled oats mixed with various ingredients, such as dried fruit, brown sugar or honey, and nuts, and then baked. Granola is used especially as a breakfast cereal.
  • adjective Crunchy-granola.

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  • noun A breakfast and snack food consisting of loose, crispy pellets made of nuts, rolled oats, honey and other natural ingredients.

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  • noun cereal made of especially rolled oats with dried fruits and nuts and honey or brown sugar

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Originally a trademark.]

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Generic of the former U.S. trademark Granola, from the then U.S. trademark Granula.

Examples

  • The thing about granola is that sometimes it can get stuck in your teeth.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Pecans just make me cringe, but I like pecans in granola, fruit pie, etc, not with chocolate.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • I just used a plain granola (Cascadian Farms Organic Oats and Honey, to be specific), without any added nuts or dried fruits, so that I could really find the granola flavor in the finished cookies.

    2010 January | Baking Bites

  • Or I can just open up my Amazon app and I could type in granola and I could one-click it.

    Transcript: Josh James

  • Stir in granola, chocolate chips and pecans until all are well-distributed in the dough.

    Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies | Baking Bites

  • The only thing you need to do to prep your granola is to chop it into small pieces - chocolate chip or almond sized clusters - before mixing it in so that you get an even distribution of granola throughout the cookies.

    2010 January | Baking Bites

  • The only thing you need to do to prep your granola is to chop it into small pieces - chocolate chip or almond sized clusters - before mixing it in so that you get an even distribution of granola throughout the cookies.

    Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies | Baking Bites

  • The thing about granola is that sometimes it can get stuck in your teeth.

    Granola Grabbers & Vitality Review

  • I just used a plain granola (Cascadian Farms Organic Oats and Honey, to be specific), without any added nuts or dried fruits, so that I could really find the granola flavor in the finished cookies.

    Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies | Baking Bites

  • Or I can just open up my Amazon app and I could type in granola and I could one-click it.

    Get Briefed: Josh James

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