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Our Story

Diana’s Kitchen . . .

If you stop by at just the right moment, you will see sunlight streaming through the windows, glinting off spotless trays, and warming bins of sprouting nuts and seeds. That same Colorado sunlight powers the entire building.
But just about any time you stop by, you’ll hear music. It might be songs that Diana has chosen; or it might be Diana herself, singing and playing the kitchen’s live-in guitar; taking a break to nurture her own spirit, her helpers and passersby, and perhaps even those living nuts and seeds.

The Artisan spirit is central to Diana’s Sprouted. It illuminates not only the kitchen, but also every handcrafted batch of her sprouted, grain-free, gluten-free, granola mix.

Meet Diana Swanger, the founder and owner of Diana’s Sprouted


Diana went to high school in Durango, Colorado’s historic Smiley Building. She studied music in college, and brought the joy of songs to students, as well as to subsequent jobs. She married and has four children, who have been very involved in the creative process of Diana’s Sprouted.

One daughter created another flavor mix; other children helped early on – and continue to pitch in – with production. They have always been fiercely supportive.

But as for most of us, life was not always easy. Events have a way of turning. When Diana’s life hit a low point, she knew it was time to change direction, to surrender to the positive energies in life.

Diana found solace in friends, in music, in faith, in meditation, and perhaps most important, in service to others. And so she was inspired to create a healthy, vibrant food that would help herself, and others – heal.

Tapping her experience in, and passion for, nutrition and culinary art, Diana began two years of experimenting with the best ingredients to create that food. When her sprouted nut and seed clusters finally met her own standards, she gave some to friends and family.

All, including one talented chef, were delighted. Diana’s Sprouted Grain-Free Granola was born. Life had come full circle. The Smiley Building, now a nurturing home for businesses, welcomed Diana’s kitchen.