Make Disney World’s Tonga Toast at Home

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We recently made the very popular Tonga Toast at home! This delicious breakfast can be found at Kona Cafe which is located in Disney’s Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World.

Tonga Toast is basically banana-stuffed French toast rolled in cinnamon and sugar. It’s served with a sweet strawberry compote.

First things first. We gathered all of our ingredients:

Tonga Toast

  • 2 or 4 slices sourdough bread, cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • oil or shortening for frying
  • whipped butter and/or syrup

Strawberry Compote

  • 10 large strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Next, we follow the instructions carefully!

Tonga Toast

  1. Cut a 1-inch pocket in one side of each bread slice.
  2. Cut banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise.
  3. Remove peel and stuff 2 pieces of fruit in each pocket of bread; set aside.
  4. Mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  5. Mix well the egg, milk and vanilla.
  6. Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350 degrees F.
  7. Dip stuffed bread into egg/milk mixture and let it soak a few seconds to let penetrate bread.
  8. Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  9. Drain on paper towels or wire rack.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve.

Strawberry Compote

  • Slice 6 strawberries and place in small pot.
  • Add sugar and vanilla, stir.
  • Cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until mixture starts to boil.
  • Place 4 sliced strawberries in a blender or food processor.
  • Add cooked strawberry mixture and blend until smooth.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Tonga Toast is delicious both with or without the strawberry compote. Have you ever had Tonga Toast? Tell us how you like to eat it!