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Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

Moist and airy buttermilk breakfast cakes topped with gorgeous, roasted fresh strawberries. This is how you want to start your mornings.

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries & How to make your fresh produce LAST with Rubbermaid FreshWorks & a Giveaway | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks & Rubbermaid. All opinions are my own.

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries & Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Today I am excited to share not only a new recipe, but a new product from Rubbermaid as well. Most of you know that I love to buy organic foods to feed my family whenever possible. Of course, organic produce generally costs a little more than traditional. But no matter what kind of produce you purchase, the worst thing ever, is to open your refrigerator, excited to make a healthy salad or dig into some fresh strawberries…only to find the gorgeous, fresh produce that you just bought has gone bad in the blink of an eye.

Do you know that the average household throws away $192 in fresh produce every year?* That’s billions of dollars of wasted produce in the United States annually. While my chickens may greatly appreciate it when produce goes to waste in my kitchen, because it ends up in their dinner bowl, my wallet most assuredly doesn’t appreciate it. Frankly, most households don’t have chickens to eat their waste, and all of that bad produce normally ends up in a landfill somewhere.

Well, Rubbermaid has come out with their new FreshWorks Produce Saver containers to help us with this problem, giving us more time to eat our fresh produce before it goes bad.

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries & Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Here’s how they work: The lid has patented FreshVentTM technology, the inside has a CrispTrayTM and these work together to create the perfect air flow, moisture levels and environment for your produce to stay fresh 80% longer than before.**

The FreshWorks containers are BPA free, microwavable and even top-rack dishwasher safe. They come in three different sizes so they’re perfect for everything from your plump little blueberries to your crisp salad greens.

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries & Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When you bring home your fresh produce, simply transfer it straight from the store packaging, into the FreshWorks container. Discard any wilted leaves or mushy berries, and don’t wash the produce before hand. Save that for when it comes time to eat them. I think you’ll be pretty impressed with how well these containers work. I brought home several packages of fresh, organic strawberries recently and gave them a try. I have to tell you, my strawberries definitely stayed fresher. I got busy with garden work and preparing for a wedding, and didn’t get around to using my strawberries for a good while. When I finally got around to them, I was very pleased to see that they looked just as good the day I pulled them out of the refrigerator, as they did they day I put them in. I finally got a chance to make these breakfast cakes for company that I had come in from out of state.

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries & Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries & Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Note – This Giveaway Has Ended

This giveaway is open to US residents. When the entry period is ended a winner will be selected and contacted via e-mail. The winner must respond with their mailing address within 48 hours, or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner selected.

In the meantime while you’re waiting to see if you won, find out more about the FreshWorks containers from Rubbermaid by connecting with them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and their Website.

Now you can enjoy fresh produce to make things like my buttermilk breakfast cakes!

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes

Moist and airy buttermilk breakfast cakes topped with gorgeous, roasted fresh strawberries. This is how you want to start your mornings.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tb extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tb real maple syrup (extra for serving)
  • 3 Tb golden balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter, melted but not hot
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c demerara sugar

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Hull the strawberries and cut each strawberry in half lengthwise. Place them in a small bowl.
  3. In another small bowl, combine the extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup and amber balsamic vinegar. Whisk these together and pour over the strawberries. Gentle turn the strawberries to coat them in the glaze.
  4. Pour the strawberries and glaze onto a rimmed baking sheet or other shall baking dish such as a 9x13 cake pan. Bake these for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and sea salt in your mixing bowl.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter.
  7. Add these to the dry ingredients and mix until combined and there are no lumps, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  8. Spray your wedge pan with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into each wedge.
  9. Place a strawberry half on top of the batter in each wedge, and sprinkle with the demerara sugar.
  10. Bake this for 20-22 minutes, or until the cakes test done with a wooden pick.
  11. Serve topped with additional strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  12. Enjoy!

Notes

If you do not have a wedge pan, these can be baked in a prepared muffin pan as well.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 362mg Carbohydrates: 61g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 29g Protein: 7g
This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.
* Source: USDA 2014

** Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

103 thoughts on “Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries”

  1. Shared-would love a set of these. My favorite summer fruits are melons, blueberries, cherries, peaches, figs…

  2. I would say my favorite Summer produce has to be watermelon. I love cutting into a great watermelon, sprinkling a little salt on it & enjoying!

  3. My favorite is a toss up between strawberries and peaches. Living in central Texas we get the best ever peaches and berries. My favorite way to eat them is to pick them fresh and wipe them off on my shirt tail and start munching. Yep I know what they say about washing them but I ain’t died from it yet. I would love the Rubbermaid I’ve been eying em’ at Wally’s World but just can’t go the price. I would need a bit bigger budget

  4. I enjoy fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden. I like just slicing them up with a little salt or making a summer fresh salad with them and other veggies.

  5. My favorite summertime produce is strawberries and I love to enjoy them as-is. No cooking, baking, just fresh, raw strawberries.

  6. My favorite summer produce is cantaloupe.
    And I like it plain.
    thank you

    Barbara Montag
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  7. I’m addicted to strawberries in the summer. We love picking our own and using them in everything from lemonade to salad.

  8. I love strawberries and blueberries! I enjoy them both in my yogurt with some granola or with a simple Angel food cake

  9. I don’t do Facebook so guess this is it LOL. I pretty much love all of the fruits and vegetables during the summer but I think my absolute favorites are tomatoes, okra and Elberta peaches. I like cooked tomatoes, okra, Vidalia onions and all cooked together and I like the peaches sliced with dollups of cream on the top! Mmm good! All of it :)

    Also, wanted to thank you for telling about this new product… oh my I can’t wait to get some!

  10. My absolute favorite summer produce is the tomato! I love them alone or on a hot biscuit, anyway really, they make all our summer meals better!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. This looks amazing! (And not just for the drawing :D). I want to try those berries.

    My favorite summer fruit is cherries and I eat them straight. I also freeze them to microwave in winter–they make such a lovely syrup!

    • Well, oops. My first comment disappeared so I left another, but it magically reappeared. ?

      Also, I commented without reading the “rules” so, my favorite way to use mushrooms is on home made pizza and in “chicken cheesesteak” subs. Yummy!

      • LOL, I was having some technical difficulty with a code that was in the post. It caused all of the comments and even the comment form to go away. I removed the code for the time being to get the post to display properly :) Sorry for the confusion!

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