Rose Petal Granola

A variation on the granola from my book, Super Natural Every Day - this time with rose petals, walnuts, currants, and black pepper.

Rose Petal Granola

If you like making homemade food gifts for friends and family, this rose petal granola is one to bookmark. It’s pretty. The honey-butter toasted oats get nice and crunchy. The kiss of rose water nudges it into the realm of the unexpected. It's a variation on the granola in Super Natural Every Day, this version made with rose petals, walnuts, currants, and black pepper.

Rose Petal Granola

Where to Source Rose Petals

We used to sell beautiful arctic rose petals from Quebec when we were running our little online shop. It took me less time than I imagined to work my way through my personal stock, and now I find myself sourcing from a number of sources. I look for rose petals that are fragrant. They should have vibrant color, be organic, and/or not subjected to spraying or treatments. A few ways to source dried rose petals for your cooking:

  1. Make your own edible flowers: The most economic way to source edible roses (and other flowers) is to grow and dry them your self. Here’s a page all about edible flowers.
  2. Farmers’ Markets: Farmers’ markets are a great place to buy edible flowers. Ask if you don’t see them displayed. Because they are fragile, farmers often keep them in a cooler.
    rose petals drying
  3. On-line rose petal sources: I really like the organic panneer roses from Diaspora Co. as well as the organic rose petals from Toogood Botanics. Both are organically grown and retain their vibrant color and fragrance.

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Rose Petal Granola

5 from 2 votes

I link to favorite dried rose petal sources in the post up above.

  • 4 cups / 14 oz / 400 g rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups / 6 oz / 170 g walnut halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup / 3 oz / 85 g dried currants
  • dried petals from a dozen (or so) small roses
  • 1/2 cup / 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup / 120 ml honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose water
  • 1 egg white (large egg), optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F / 150°C degrees with racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven. Set out two rimmed baking sheets.
  2. Combine the oats, walnuts, salt, pepper, currants and half of the rose petals in a large mixing bowl. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir in the honey. Remove from heat and whisk in the rose water. When thoroughly combined, pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until everything is well coated, at least 30 seconds. If you like a clumpier granola, stir in the egg white. Divide the mixture equally between the two baking sheets and spread into a thin layer.
  3. Bake, stirring a couple times along the way, for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the granola is toasty and deeply golden. You may want to rotate the pan once, top to bottom, to ensure even baking.
  4. Remove from the oven and press down on the granola with a metal spatula-you'll get more clumps this way. Let cool completely, sprinkle with the remaining dried rose petals, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes about 7 cups.

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
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Brilliant. Just brilliant Heidi.

Emma Galloway

I know rose petals can be controversial (love 'em or hate 'em). But I love them. And I love making granola. Do you see where I'm going with this?! Can't wait to test out this fun summer recipe ... I imagine dried strawberries would be quite dreamy too!

A Plum By Any Other Name

This sounds/looks wonderful ! I love cooking with flowers, it's so magical:)


rose petals certainly have the ability to make food seem more magical. i am planning to make granola today to replenish my supply and i wish i had some rose petals on hand. however, i will certainly add some pepper and keep the rose petals in mind next time i replenish.


My kind of rose petal for sure!!

Belinda @zomppa

Gorgeous! This is a very grown-up granola recipe. Edible flowers are quite hard to come by in the UK, in fact I actually bought home some lavender from Bi-rite in San Francisco in April because I hadn't been able to get any. What a good excuse to plant some roses in my new garden (then I can make rose petal harissa as well as granola).


Mmmm looks positively yummy!


hi heidi, i think i spied this on the shop page for those gorgeous jars of rose petal and was intrigued! and it's funny i spent last week craving granola, and seem to keep bumping into granola recipes/tweets all the time! this one of yours looks lovely too. thanks for sharing!


Next time I'm going to visit my mum I'll make sure to grab some roses from her garden and I will give this recipe a try.


This is so clever! I imagine the granola turns out so fragrant and earthy with the rose pedals. I love the idea of using rose pedals in granola and cannot wait to try it out. Congrats again on your new shop!

Julia {The Roasted Root}

How do you keep the dried rose petals from burning when baking?

Washington mom

Everyone has been commenting on how out of control the wild roses are in Fairbanks this year. What a good way to put them to use.


I've never used rose petals in cooking before. What a lovely idea and they look so pretty too. :)


congrats on the shop progress! and just the title of this recipe makes me want to make it! rose.petal.anything.

Averie @ Averie Cooks

I love using rose petals in my cooking. I have done rose petal ice cream, rose petal buttercake and rose petal jam .. granola would be a delight if speckled with rose petals. Must try it soon! Thnx for the inspiration :-)

Sneh | Cook Republic

I love rose petals in the kitchen - and wow, they are so pretty in the granola! I imagine the flavour is really interesting there, too. I don't have rosewater on hand but am going to try it with vanilla instead. All those boxes! Like Christmas :)


I can't wait to make this granola. The rose petals make the granola look very colorful and lovely.

Geraldine Saucier

I'm looking forward to the opening of your shop too! I have a ton of roses in my garden this year, so I'll be trying this recipe soon.

Christine @ Fresh Local and Best

yayyy can't wait till the shop is open again. I won't be late this time!

dervla @ The Curator

How beautiful!!

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