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tonga toast disney

Disney’s Kona Cafe Copycat Tonga Toast


  • 1 loaf of unsliced bakery style bread sliced into 2-3 inch thick slices
  • 2 bananas thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 quart canola oil for frying
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 10 sliced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • FOR TONGA TOAST: Start by cutting your bread into 2-3 inch thick slices.
  • Carefully pull out the center of the bread, but don't go all the way through, you just want a spot to add your bananas in.
  • Slice up your bananas and add into center and replace the bread you tore out.
  • FOR CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING: Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl and then put on a plate to dip the Tonga Toast in once it's fried. Set aside once mixed.
  • FOR BATTER: Whip eggs in medium bowl and add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  • Preheat oil to 350 degrees F in a large skillet. Don't get oil too hot or it will burn the toast.
  • Dip stuffed toast into batter mixture being sure to cover both sides, then place carefully into hot oil.
  • Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Flip toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.
  • FOR STRAWBERRY COMPOTE (you may choose to make this prior to making the toast): slice up 10 strawberries, place 6 of the strawberries into a small saucepan with vanilla and sugar and heat until boiling.
  • Remove strawberries from heat and pour mixture into blender with 4 non-cooked, fresh strawberries and blend well. Pour into bowl for Tonga Toast sauce.