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Organic, Austin-made House Granola hits shelves

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

Austinite Holly Henderson always liked to make granola, but she never had any ambition to make it professionally.

She had (and still has) a busy career as a photographer, but after her nephew House, who was born with Down syndrome, died at only a few months old, she wanted to find a way to keep his memory alive and give back to others, in his name.

She turned to granola, which she would often give to friends and family. After making some tweaks to her original recipes and finding sources for organic ingredients, she launched House Granola at local farmers markets last year.

She now sells three varieties, each named for a different member of her family. The original House Blend is made with oats, puffed rice, coffee, almonds and agave; Bubba’s Blend has pecans, pepitas and currants; and Mimi’s Mix features coconut, cashews and almonds.

Each 12 oz. bag costs $7.99, but Henderson also sells gluten-free versions of each flavor for $9 a bag. You can buy the granolas at the Mueller Farmer’s Market on Sundays, Quickie Pickie, Coterie Market, Royal Blue Grocery, Barton Hills Market, the Wet Whistle, both Austin locations of Central Market or online at housegranola.com. A portion of the proceeds go to Down Home Ranch in Elgin.