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Is granola a whole grain?

What food category is it in?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

Answers (10)
  • Depends what its made from. Some tend to be high fat so the grains you get from it are cancelled out.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:30 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Depends on what brand that you buy or if you make it your self with whole grain(s).

    Answer by elly25 at 12:30 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • technically yes, it has whole grains in it (the whole pieces of oats and such) but due to the fat content and stuff, it's not as healthy has you would think

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 12:31 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Granola (the traditional kind, not the rice-krispy-treat stuff in chewy granola bars) is oats (whole grain), oil, sugar, spices, dried fruit and nuts. It's calorically dense, due to the oil and sugar. To put it another way, it's an oatmeal cookie broken up into crumbs. Is it whole grain? Yes, but...

    Answer by SWasson at 12:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • depend on whats its made from.they are good though

    Answer by michelle34231 at 1:00 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Granola is a mixture of stuff. It does usually contain whole grain oats.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 1:02 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Yah it usually contains some whole grain.

    Answer by sstepph at 5:09 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Depends on the brand and you should read labels.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:55 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • It does have fiber, probably in the form of whole grained rolled oats. What SWasson said is very accurate. Sans the egg that a cookie would have, it is virtually the same thing.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:04 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • It is a sweet, fat cereal, made with whole grains.

    Homemade has less fat and sugar.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:38 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

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