Our Alchemy Granola Bars are one of our most popular healthy treats here in our Leeson Street shop as well as in our new pop-up horsebox in Kildare Village. And like a lot of the healthy eating recipes devised by Domini Kemp and her fellow chefs for Alchemy, they are also simple to prepare at home while also being super-tasty.

So here's the recipe below.

Gluten-free granola bars


  • 200g gluten-free oats
  • 200g dried dates, chopped
  • 100g dried figs, chopped
  • 75g goji berries
  • 75g dried blueberries
  • 75g raisins
  • Two tbsp flax seeds
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • One to two tsps vanilla extract
  • Two tsps pumpkin seeds
  • Three frozen bananas, semi-thawed and broken up in a blender into ‘banana mush’


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C.
  2. Put the dates and figs in a saucepan, cover with twice the amount of water, and simmer for 45 minutes until it’s a sloppy, sweet liquid.
  3. Add the blueberries, raisins, flax seeds and cinnamon, then mix well. Add in the oats, vanilla, pumpkin seeds and bananas. Pour into a baking tray, or brownie tray lined with parchment, and bake for about 45 minutes.
  4. Cool the mix down in the tin, then cut it into bars, wrap in parchment paper and freeze. Just pull them out as you need them – they thaw very quickly and I’ve even eaten them while frozen as they go chewy instead of hard.

Many thanks and we hope you enjoy them!
Team Alchemy