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Disney Parks Magical Moment: Delicious Tonga Toast Recipe

Disney Parks Magical Moment:  Delicious Tonga Toast Recipe

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Disney has really stepped it up sharing yummy treats and fun activities to enjoy from home. Check out step by step Tonga Toast recipe instructions here.!

You don’t have to wait until your next Disney Park visit to enjoy tasty Disney recipes at home. KtP writers have shared creative recipes to make Disney snacks at home (such as Mickey WafflesMickey Pancakes and Mickey Rice Krispie Treats). 

Yummy at Home Treats

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Disney has also shared official recipes to try at home including Dole Whips, Mickey shaped Beignets, and their famous Churros! It’s making my mouth water thinking about these delicious sweets that remind us of being at Disney.

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You can also create Walt’s favorite chili recipe from home. Character Locator includes menus to find all of your favorite dishes in the Parks and Disney Springs.

When you read “banana stuffed sourdough bread, battered, deep-fried, and dusted with cinnamon-sugar,” does your mind automatically drift to Tonga Toast? If not, trust me, you need this in your life!

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This famous breakfast is served at Kona Cafe and Capt. Cook’s. Can you believe it’s been on the menu at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort since 1971? 

How can you go wrong with all of these tasty ingredients?

Complete Guide to Disney Polynesian Village Resort
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I’m eagerly waiting for my next Disney visit to eat Tonga Toast at Disney’s Polynesian, but I’m also super excited to enjoy a little Disney magic at home.

Tonga Toast would be a great dish for Mother’s Day, or really, anytime you want a delicious breakfast. Check out the recipe below.

Tonga Toast from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 

Credit: Jamie F We all loved our Tonga Toast!

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 
Credit: Jamie F


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. 

Disney shared the following note on disneyparkblog.comThis recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder, while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby. 

If you’d like a printer friendly version of the Tonga Toast recipe, please click here.

If you’re a visual learner like me, or would like to use making recipes as a teaching tool with your family, please watch Disney Park Blog’s step-by-step video on making the scrumptious Tonga Toast below.

Nothing short of yum between two slices of bread! We would love to hear your thoughts on making Tonga Toast. If you try it, please share pictures on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook Page or the KtP crew page.

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