Category Archives: Get Cookin’ with Hope

Get Cookin’ with Hope: Fried Bananas

Spring is in the air and we have a great recipe to share with you (straight from Hope’s kitchen) that’s a perfect compliment to all of those outdoor barbeques you’ll be hosting. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you have to give this one a shot. Let us know what you think!

Fried Bananas


Fried bananas – drizzled with honey and served with ice cream

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Olive or Canola Oil
  • 2 bananas cut in half
  • 2 cups oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Honey
  • Ice cream


  1. Wet bananas with milk
  2. Mix oatmeal, flour and sugar together
  3. Roll bananas in mixture, pressing on bananas
  4. Pour oil into pan
  5. Place bananas in pan with hot oil and fry until brown
  6. Drizzle with honey
  7. Serve with ice cream
  8. Eat and enjoy!

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Get Cookin’ with Hope: Easter Cake Basket

We are very blessed to have an extremely talented fellowship team here at Hope. So much so, that we wanted to share some of their deliciously yummy creations with you! We guess you could call this your Not-so-typical Church Cookbook!

With Easter right around the corner, we are sure some of you have already begun to plan out your Easter meal menus – from the appetizers, all the way down to the deserts.

Our first recipe is a fun twist on an Easter cake. It’s so cute, you won’t want to ruin how pretty it is by taking that first cut into it (but, then you’ll think about how yummy it is and that problem will quickly go away). Easy. Kid-friendly. Delicious. Cute. What more could you want?

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Easter Cake Basket

DSC_0791-qbWhat you need:

  • Cake mix
  • Frosting
  • 8.5″ round pans (2)
  • Easter decorations of your choice (jelly beans, Easter grass, chocolate Easter egg candies…)
  • Easter basket (with at least an 8.5″ wide opening)
  • Ribbon


  1. Prepare your selected cake as directed
  2. Frost and decorate
  3. Place 1 – 8.5″ cake pan upside down inside basket
  4. Set cake on top of upside down cake pan, making sure it is even with the opening of the basket.
  5. Place grass (or other decorations) around/on the cake.
  6. Tie ribbon around basket.
  7. Eat and enjoy!