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Cooking Up The Magic – Disney Parks – Tonga Toast

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Cooking Up The Magic – Disney Parks – Tonga Toast

Do you have a Sweet Tooth? Do you love French Toast? How about Banannas? If you said yes to any of those three questions then you will love Tonga Toast. You can enjoy this mouth watering delight at Kona Cafe or Captain Cooks at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. So the next time you can visit Walt Disney World be sure to stop over at the Poly to get your fix. But until then please enjoy the recipe below that was released from the Disney Parks Blog #DisneyMagicMoments Cooking Up The Magic From Home Series.   

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Tonga Toast from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 
Serves 4 



  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons 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 Sugar-Cinnamon: 

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

For 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: 

  1. Using caution, preheat oil to 350°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. 

Keep checking back on the Disney Parks Blog for more #DisneyMagicMoments that include delicious Disney recipes. And be sure to share the magic with other Disney fans using the hashtag #DisneyMagicMoments. Happy cooking! 

So please enjoy the recipe and until you are ready to get back to enjoying life again be sure to have some Tonga Toast from home. I am also here when you are ready to book your next adventure. So until then stay healthy everyone.

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