Tonga Toast



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This delightful breakfast is served at Disney's Polynesian Resort and loved by visitors of all ages. 



  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Tonga toast:

  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying
  • 1 Loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long)
  • 2 large bananas, peeled


For the cinnamon-sugar:

  • Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

For the batter:

  • 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- Step 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.)

Step 2:

  • Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices.

Step 3:

  • Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise.

Step 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.

Step 5:

  • Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil.

Step 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.

Step 7:

  • Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.


  • This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant's version.