Jennifer Garner Swears This Super Easy, 2-Ingredient Recipe 'Will Make Your Life Better'

You probably already have both staples in your fridge.

<p>Dotdash Meredith / Janet Maples</p>

Dotdash Meredith / Janet Maples

Jennifer Garner is near the top of our list of celebrities we dream of cooking and sharing a table with, ranking right up there with Ina Garten and Stanley Tucci, We’ve been huge fans of her social media-based Pretend Cooking Show since she started back in 2017.

To date, this “fake” cooking show has brought us some real culinary winners, including her childhood-favorite Chiffon Pie, Grandmom’s Cornbread that “tastes like home,” a luscious Brown Butter and Sage Pasta, a springy Lemon Olive Oil Cake, and more.

So of course we were barely able to keep it together when Garner told us that she has made one of our recipes “100 times.” She was referring to our Real Homemade Bagels, by the way, which would be terrific with the oldie-but-goodie butter upgrade we’re celebrating today.

In April 2021, Garner shared this ridiculously simple recipe, one that we still swear by three years later, so we wanted to walk you through it—and share the many ways to put this versatile, decadent creation to good use.

How to Make Jennifer Garner’s Maple Butter

“Here’s something that will make your life better: Maple butter,” Garner says, introducing her speedy demonstration of what she calls “the most obvious staple” in the caption.

To follow Garner’s lead, melt 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Use a heat-safe spatula to stir frequently to promote even melting. Pour in slightly less than ¾ cup Grade B maple syrup, then whisk to combine. (Garner actually goofs and does the reverse in the video, which will also lead you to the same finish line. “Either way, you’re going to whisk them together,” Garner explains. “It doesn’t matter!”)

There you have it: Jennifer Garner’s drizzle-able, nutty, maple-scented butter.

“I’m gonna have some right now... on something. I don’t know what. Ice cream? I don’t care,” she says, as she sets off to search her kitchen for the ideal vehicle for this luscious butter.

Ways to Use Maple Butter

Although fans chimed in via the comments to “just drink that,” Garner eventually drizzles her homemade maple butter over a slice of what looks like it might be a frosted slice of cinnamon-raisin bread. However, that’s far from your only option for how to use this sweet staple. Here are 10 other tempting ideas for how to use maple butter:

  1. On buttermilk biscuits or cornbread

  2. Atop toast or a toasted bagel (and topped with cinnamon-sugar, if you like)

  3. Poured into the crevices of waffles

  4. Drizzled over pancakes

  5. To crown French toast

  6. As a next-level ice cream topping (add a pinch of flaky sea salt and a handful of candied pecans to up the ante!)

  7. Replace the plain butter in any Hot Buttered Rum recipe

  8. Poured over a slice of warm banana bread or pumpkin bread

  9. As a garnish for roasted carrots, roasted butternut squash, or a split baked sweet potato

  10. Drizzled over fried chicken (it’s like a sweet play on Nashville hot chicken)

While we’re talking about options, this isn’t the only way you can make maple butter, either. Our 4.6-star Maple Butter recipe invites brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice to the party, and is more whipped and spreadable in consistency. If you’d prefer to celebrate maple syrup in its unadulterated glory, try our Pure Maple Butter (technically a maple cream) that’s similar to spreadable maple-flavored fudge.

Any which way, we might need an “Alias” when our family members notice how quickly we make our way through batches of this "obvious staple."

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