Actress Jennifer Garner is beloved for a number of reasons, including her iconic roles in 13 Going on 30 and Alias, as well as her undeniable charm, which shines through in everything she does. Her simple recipes (and every installment of Pretend Cooking Show) only sweeten the pot. Read on for the 14 best Jennifer Garner recipes to date, ranging from easy desserts to comforting breakfasts.
14 Jennifer Garner Recipes That Will Make You Love the Actress Even More
Here, Garner calls her mother Patricia to help walk her through her grandma’s cornbread recipe, which only calls for nine simple ingredients—and many are likely in your kitchen right now. Once you see her mom on camera, it’ll be no mystery where she gets her charm.
So it’s not her recipe, but one from New York Times Cooking, although Garner does use dark and milk chocolates instead of going with the recipe’s bittersweet. It only requires two ingredients and comes together in minutes, making for a great low-effort way to make your next batch of ice cream sundaes extra special.
Tart apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup—we feel warm and cozy just thinking about this bowl of deliciousness. A recipe from Taste of Home, it’s endlessly riffable. “@inagarten says the trick to learning how to cook is finding something you eat and making it over and over again,” wrote Garner in the caption. “Maybe this time try half water/half almond milk? Or instead of brown sugar drizzle some maple syrup?”
Another gem from NYT, this buttery, cinnamon-y delicacy couldn’t be simpler to prepare—or more picky kid-proof. The cinnamon sugar gets delightfully caramelized with the help of butter and a hot skillet.
Mama Patricia is back for a special Mother’s Day episode of Pretend Cooking Show, and TBH, she steals the spotlight from the buckle, if you ask us. We just might never use fresh nutmeg again in her honor.
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.