It’s not quite as famous as the Dole Whip, but Tonga Toast is a specialty that you can also find at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. It is big, indulgent, and delicious.

Disney serves Tong Toast at the Kona Café sit down restaurant off of the main lobby of the Polynesian, but if you are in a hurry, you can also get it during breakfast hours at Captain Cook’s quick service restaurant.

Tonga Toast is simple in concept: a banana stuffed into sour dough bread, deep fried, and covered in cinnamon sugar. You can eat it as-is or add on some maple syrup or strawberry drizzle. The idea is simple, but the end result is amazing.

Let’s take a look at this breakfast favorite:

Tonga Toast is a staple at the Kona Cafe, but you can find it at Captain Cook's too.

Tonga Toast is a staple at the Kona Cafe, but you can find it at Captain Cook’s too.

You can order the meal with a side, like bacon.

You can order the meal with a side, like bacon.

Plenty of cinnamon sugar on top.

Plenty of cinnamon sugar on top.

Inside the fried goodness, you will find a banana.

Inside the fried goodness, you will find a banana.

Here is a video with complete instructions on how to prepare Tonga Toast yourself:

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Tonga Toast Recipe

For those of you who are good in the kitchen, here is a recipe:
Tonga Toast Receipt
Serves 4

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

Batter Ingredients:
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
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

Cinnamon-Sugar Preparation:
1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

Batter Preparation:
1. Whip eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.

Tonga Toast Preparation:
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.

Do you like Disney’s Tonga Toast?