Make Your Own Tonga Toast
Updated: May 21
Tonga Toast is legendary! Like Dole Whips and Le Cellier's Cheddar Cheese Soup. Kona Cafe in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort serves up hundreds of this carb-loaded, delectable dish every single morning. If you can't get a reservation at Kona, Captain Cooks, the resort's quick service restaurant serves a modified version (minus the strawberry compote) as well. And, now, you can make your own Tonga Toast too. Check out this video and see the recipe below.
Sugar-Cinnamon Ingredients: 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Batter Ingredients: 4 large eggs 1 1/3 cup whole milk 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Tonga Toast Ingredients: 1 quart canola oil, for frying 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long) 2 large bananas, peeled
INSTRUCTIONS For cinnamon-sugar: 1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
For batter: 1. Whip eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
For Tonga toast: 1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot or a deep fryer. (If using a large pot, use a candy thermometer to make certain the oil does not get any hotter or it will burn.)
2. Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices.
3. Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise.
4. Place a bread slice flat on the counter and tear out just enough from the middle (do not tear all the way through) to stuff half a banana into; repeat with each bread slice.
5. Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil.
6. Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil.
7. Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.