If we had a choice of any celeb to invite to dinner, Jennifer Garner would be top of the list. The woman is a total *boss* on the red carpet, treadmill and in the kitchen too. In fact, watching her #PretendCookingShow is kinda our new fave thing (if you haven’t already, you can check it out via Facebook and IGTV.) And this recent ep feat. her go-to winter oatmeal is no exception to that rule.
Inspired by a similar dish from Taste of Home, the whole thing takes less than 10 mins to whip up. It’s packed with wholesome ingredients (e.g green apples, crunchy almonds, creamy nut milk and a pinch of cinnamon.) And according to the whiz herself, she’s totally mastered the recipe thanks to a handy hack from her pal and fellow foodie Ina Garten.
“Ina Garten says the trick to learning how to cook is finding something you eat and making it over and over again – maybe this time try half water/half almond milk? Or instead of brown sugar, drizzle some maple syrup? That’s how you can a little confidence and that’s me and my favourite winter oatmeal,” she captioned the clip.
Without further ado, here’s the full recipe:
Jennifer Garner’s Oh-So-Good Oatmeal
3 cups water
2 medium tart apples, chopped
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (I use 2 tbsp)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Maple syrup and/or milk of your choice, optional
1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add the apples, oats and salt; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
2. Remove from heat; stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes. Sprinkle each serving with almonds. Serve with maple syrup and/or milk if desired.
Jen, if you’re reading this, can you come feed us please?!