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Disney’s Tonga Toast is deep fried French Toast stuffed with bananas and covered in cinnamon sugar. Just like eating breakfast at Disney’s Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World!

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One of my favorite things to do at Walt Disney World is to go resort hopping. That is when you take time to visit the different resort hotels on the Disney World property.

 

Disney's Polynesian Resot

 

The monorail loop has some of my favorite resorts. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

 

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At Disney’s Polynesian resort, we always stop at Pineapple Lanai to get a refreshing Dole Whip Float (you can get my DIY Dole Whip recipe here).

 

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If we happen to be at the resort in the morning, we have to stop at Kona Cafe to get an order of Tonga Toast!

 

Tonga Toast

 

Tonga Toast is so good, I dream about it. I’m pretty sure you will too, after you make this recipe.

 

Tonga Toast covered in syrup

 

The Kona Cafe menu describes Tonga Toast this way:

 

Banana-stuffed French Toast rolled in Cinnamon Sugar and served with a Strawberry Compote and your choice of Ham, Spiced Ham, Bacon, or Sausage

 

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? My brother-in-law happens to be from the island of Tonga and has never had anything like this before, but it is still a catchy name ūüėČ

 

Deep Fried French Toast also known as Tonga Toast

 

Toppings for Tonga Toast

 

My kids like to have their Tonga Toast plain (because they say it tastes like a cronut) but it is also amazing topped with good old maple syrup.

 

Syrup poured over Tonga Toast

 

Here are some other toppings to try:

 

 

Fried French Toast Fillings

 

Traditional Tonga Toast from Walt Disney World is stuffed with sliced bananas, but feel free to stuff your French Toast with what ever you’d like!

 

Bananas for Tonga Toast

 

I have one son who likes it plain, with no filling. Another likes his filled with Nutella and sliced strawberries.

 

Another filling option is butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Just like a cinnamon roll. Use your imagination!

 

Two pieces of Tonga Toast on a Paper Towel

 

Other Disney Breakfast Recipes You Might Like

 

 

 

Tonga Toast

 

Tonga Toast Ingredients

 

Batter

 

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cups Milk or Cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar

 

Batter to make Tonga Toast

 

Tonga Toast (French Toast)

 

  • 1 Loaf of Bread, uncut (I used cinnamon brioche)
  • 2 Bananas
  • Oil for frying

 

Sliced bread to make Disney's Tonga Toast

 

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

 

  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

 

Donald Duck measuring cup with sugar to make Tonga Toast

 

How to Make Disney’s Tonga Toast

 

  • Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: Begin by combining 3/4 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a shallow bowl or pie pan.

 

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture for Tonga Toast

 

  • Batter: Whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and sugar. You can also use a blender or food processor which works great!

 

Tonga Toast Batter ingredients being whisked together

 

  • Slice the bread into thick pieces.

 

Slice the bread into thick pieces.

 

  • Use a knife to cut a slit into the top of each slice, but don’t cut all the way through. You are basically cutting out a little pocket in the bread.

 

Use a knife to cut a slit into the top of each slice, but don't cut all the way through. You are basically cutting out a little pocket in the bread.

 

  • Peel and cut the bananas in half.

 

Peel and cut the bananas in half.

 

  • Then slice the bananas in half again, lentgh-wise.

 

Then slice the bananas in half again, lentgh-wise.

 

  • Stuff two banana slices into the bread pocket.

 

Stuff two banana slices into the bread pocket.

 

  • Heat the oil over medium high heat until it reaches about 350 degrees.

 

Heat the oil over medium high heat until it reaches about 350 degrees.

 

  • Dip the Tonga Toast in the batter, covering both sides.

 

Dip the Tonga Toast in the batter, covering both sides.

 

  • Use tongs to carefully place the bread in the oil.

 

Use tongs to carefully place the bread in the oil.

 

  • Fry the French Toast on each side for 3-4 minutes until it is golden brown.

 

Fry the French Toast on each side for 3-4 minutes until it is golden brown.

 

  • Remove the toast from the pan and allow it to drain on a paper towel.

 

Remove the toast from the pan and allow it to drain on a paper towel.

 

  • Coat both sides of the Tonga Toast with cinnamon sugar.

 

Coat both sides of the Tonga Toast with cinnamon sugar.

 

  • Serve with your favorite French Toast Toppings.

 

Serve with your favorite French Toast Toppings.

 

More Breakfast Recipes To Try:

 

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Syrup poured over Tonga Toast

Tonga Toast

Yield: 6 Slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Disney's Tonga Toast is deep fried French Toast stuffed with bananas and covered in cinnamon sugar. Just like eating breakfast at Disney's Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World!

 

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cups Milk or Cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Loaf of Bread, uncut (I used cinnamon brioche)
  • 2 Bananas
  • Oil for frying
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: Begin by combining 3/4 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a shallow bowl or pie pan.
  2. Batter: Whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and sugar. You can also use a blender or food processor which works great!
  3. Slice the bread 6 thick pieces.
  4. Use a knife to cut a slit into the top of each slice, but don't cut all the way through. You are basically cutting out a little pocket in the bread.
  5. Peel and cut the bananas in half.
  6. Then slice the bananas in half again, lentgh-wise.
  7. Stuff two banana slices into the bread pocket.
  8. Heat the oil over medium high heat until it reaches about 350 degrees.
  9. Dip the Tonga Toast in the batter, covering both sides.
  10. Use tongs to carefully place the bread in the oil.
  11. Fry the French Toast on each side for 3-4 minutes until it is golden brown.
  12. Remove the toast from the pan and allow it to drain on a paper towel.
  13. Coat both sides of the Tonga Toast with cinnamon sugar.
  14. Serve with your favorite French Toast Toppings.

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