Baked Strawberry Doughnuts And How To Keep Strawberries Fresher Longer

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid. All opinions are my own. #FreshWorksFreshness

Recently, I took the week off to visit my dad. My sister from Colorado met me there and our week was pure bliss. We’d walk the sidewalks of our small hometown and reminisce about the good ole’ days.

Finally, on Friday, we visited the local strawberry farm to pick fresh strawberries. Afterward, we enjoyed homemade strawberry ice cream. It was definitely a stroll down memory lane and a chance to eat my very favorite berry.

Strawberries are now in season here too. My sweet daughter stopped by this week with a basket full of freshly picked berries. Thankfully, I have my Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™ Produce Savers on hand. My berries will last much longer.   

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze are tender, moist and delicious! The addition of fresh strawberries amps up the flavor. Click the pic to get the recipe and my secret to keeping strawberries fresh for two weeks!

Have you ever shoved fresh produce in the drawer of the fridge and promptly forgot about it? I have! Life happens! I have every intention of using all of my produce before it goes bad. Seriously, I hate throwing out produce that has seen better days. What’s a girl to do?

Enter Rubbermaid® FreshWorks! Where have you been all my life? I promptly fill my large container with fresh zucchini. The medium size is perfect for my large bell pepper. The smaller one is the right size to keep my leftover berries fresher longer. Guess what? It works!

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts and How to Keep Produce Fresher Longer

Why I Use FreshWorks Produce Savers

Easy to Use

FreshWorks Produce Savers are so easy to use! You simply transfer your fresh produce from your shopping bag into the FreshWorks container before placing in the fridge. The lid filter lasts a lifetime and never needs replacing.

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts and How to Keep Produce Fresher Longer

Keeps Produce Fresher, Longer

FreshWorks uses FreshVentTM technology to keep produce fresher up to 80%* longer than traditional produce packaging. That works for me! There’s a CrispTray™ that reduces moisture and spoilage. The FreshVent™ regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create an ideal environment to keep my produce fresher, longer.

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts and How to Keep Produce Fresher

Saves Money

The bottom line is all about the money I save from not having to throw out old, moldy produce. Did you know that Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce a year? See, I’m definitely not the only one who’s felt the pain of throwing away produce. That’s the equivalent of $192 per household.**

Since my fresh strawberries last much longer, I’m celebrating by making Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with a Strawberry Glaze. Yum! I sure wish you were here to celebrate with me.

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts

Baked doughnuts are so much easier than frying doughnuts. Plus, this recipe doesn’t call for yeast so there’s no rising time. It’s a quick and easy recipe that’s delicious and showcases my favorite berry.

Before I start baking the doughnuts, I grab 1/2 cup of still-fresh-after-two-weeks strawberries from the fridge. I add 2 tablespoons of sugar and mash the berries to release the juice.

Glaze for Baked Strawberry Doughnuts

After mixing up all the ingredients for the baked doughnuts, they are ready to pop in the oven.

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely diced strawberries


  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar, crushed with a fork and allowed to sit at room temperature to release juices.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spray doughnut pans with a cooking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, melted butter, diced strawberries and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon batter into the doughnut pans and fill until 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then tap out onto a wire rack.
  8. (Makes 12 doughnuts)


  1. Add 3 Tablespoons of juice from the crushed strawberries and the vanilla extract to a cup of powdered sugar. Mix well. If the glaze is too thick, add more strawberry juice. If too thin, add more powdered sugar. After the doughnuts have cooled for 5 minutes, dip them into the glaze and return to wire rack. Enjoy!

You’re gonna love my Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with a Strawberry Glaze and my secret to keeping produce fresher, longer.

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze

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

** Source: USDA 2014

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. Your donuts look delicious, we love making fresh donuts and dipping them in all kinds of different toppings. Everyone gets their favorite. Enjoy all those fresh strawberries.

  2. I just bought one of these the other day just for my freshly picked blueberries. I’ve never made baked donuts but these look so good. Hubby will love this. Shared

  3. I am so ready for strawberry season! I just bought some that are from California, of course, and not as good. We’re going to have to try these donuts. They look so good!

  4. I have used Green Bags but they don’t seem to work anymore. I recently had fruit and veges in a few Green bags and had to throw them out – they got ruined real fast.. Somehow, they ended up with added moisture and a whole lot of browning. Had no idea we wasted so much money throwing away produce that go bad – I can see why!! We love buying or picking strawberries but have to eat them like very fast before they go bad. I’ll have to try these Rubbermaid FreshWorks. Anything to help keep produce and veggies longer is a must have! My husband will love this too as we are always looking for ways to keep our produce longer. These bowls sound awesome!

  5. Oh my goodness how absolutely amazing do these sound, hands up I love a good donut and I need to give these a try!

  6. Those freshsavers sound like they would be perfect for me. I hate wasting food but sometimes produce just slips my mind.

  7. They look delicious! I love baked donuts and I can’t wait to give your recipe a try.

  8. Rebecca Swenor says

    This recipe for baked strawberry doughnuts sounds delicious.There is nothing like fresh produce and these Rubbermaid FreshWorks produce savers are something I am going to have to pick up for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome doughnut recipe.

  9. Strawberries can easily spoil. Thanks for the storage tips. I love baked doughnuts and would love to try your recipe.

  10. These donuts looks amazing! I love how they’re baked instead of fried, I’ll have to try this recipe out!

  11. Strawberry donuts are seriously something I need to try! We put all of our berries into containers similar to these ones and it does keep them fresh much longer.

  12. I needed these tips for strawberries. I feel like my strawberries are rotted before I even wake up the next morning after buying them.

  13. Love Doughnuts and strawberry. Together they are an irresistible combo. Love the way we can have fresh and yummy doughnuts. Will check out the recipe too.

  14. I’ve never tried to make doughnuts at home before but now I really want to. Thanks for the tips on Rubbermaid – my produce goes bad so quickly!

  15. Bonnie @wemake7 says

    Those donuts sound and look soo good! I will have to get some of these storage containers.

  16. There is nothing like getting together with your sister and reminiscing. I need to try and make donuts, I see the pans all the time.

  17. Having a nice containers for perishable items in the fridge is a must considering the price of fresh produce these days. Love those donuts, they looks delicious.

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    OMG, those donuts look so good! Fresh strawberries in the donut, not ON the donut is the thing that made them so special. I will try and make some too. Maybe experiment with other fruits in season.

  19. My Teen Guide says

    Love those donuts! They are sure to be a winner in my house. I can’t wait to see the nom nom noms and the smiles of my children once I serve them these donuts.

  20. We love your delicious baked strawberry doughnut recipe, and we also love Rubbermaid FreshWorks! #freshworksfreshness #ad

  21. I really liked the article. Very cool.

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