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granola

[gruh-noh-luh]
noun
  1. a breakfast food consisting of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, etc., usually served with milk.
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Origin of granola

1870–75; originally a trademark; cf. -ola
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  • Mix all together and thicken with toasted bread crumbs or granola.

  • If the peach sauce is evaporated until quite dry, it is very nice baked in a granola crust.

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

  • Thicken with toasted bread crumbs or granola until quite stiff.

  • Soak the granola in the milk or cream for ten minutes and add the walnuts, eggs, salt, and a dash of nutmeg.

  • Take three and one-half cups of this gravy and mix with it the granola, eggs, and salt to taste.


British Dictionary definitions for granola

granola

noun
  1. US and Canadian a mixture of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, fruit, etc, eaten with milk
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Word Origin

C20: originally Granola a trademark
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Word Origin and History for granola

n.

1970, American English, probably from Italian grano "grain," or from granular, with commercial suffix -ola. Earlier, with a capital G-, it was a proprietary name (reg. 1886 by W.K. Kellogg, in use into early 20c.) for a kind of breakfast cereal.

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