Tonga Toast (Disney Copycat Recipe)

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Syrup being poured over tonga toast (banana stuffed french toast) on white plate

Tonga Toast is a popular breakfast item at Disney. It’s absolutely delicious and can be easily prepared right at home.

We love Disney but the funny thing is, we’ve never gotten Tonga Toast there. We love eating at O’hana for breakfast and the Tonga Toast is at another restaurant in the Polynesian hotel.

I kept seeing people talk about it so I decided to try it at home. It is soooooo good!

What is Tonga Toast?

It’s french toast times 1000.

A thick piece of bread stuffed with bananas, battered and fried, then coated in cinnamon and sugar.

Does it get any better than that?

We served ours with syrup but some places at Disney, like Kona Cafe, serve it with strawberry compote.

Tonga toast on white plate with syrup dripping off

When frying, pieces of the banana will come off, causing black pieces to float around. It’s just burnt pieces of banana and won’t affect anything. Make sure to turn the toast in the oil to get all the sides and middle cooked.

Banana stuffed french toast like Disney's tonga toast frying in oil

The cinnamon-sugar coating on the outside raises it to another level. This definitely isn’t the healthiest breakfast but a treat every once in a while.

Thick slices of french toast stuffed with banana, fried, and covered in cinnamon and sugar on plate

The banana stuffed in the middle is the perfect addition to this french toast.

Tonga toast, french toast stuffed with banana, on plate with syrup and cut in half

What is your favorite food item at Disney?

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Tonga Toast

Toga Toast is a Disney favorite. Thick french toast stuffed with bananas, fried, and covered in cinnamon and sugar.

Course Breakfast
Keyword banana breakfast, breakfast, french toast, stuffed french toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 loaf french or sourdough bread
  • 1 qt oil for frying
  • 2 ea bananas
  • 4 ea eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cinnamon for coating
  • 3/4 cup sugar for coating


  1. Fill a pot with a quart of oil and start to preheat to 350 degrees. You can also use a fryer if you have one.

  2. Prepare the cinnamon and sugar mixture for coating the toast after frying by mixing 2 tsp cinnamon with 3/4 cup sugar.

  3. Prepare the batter by whisking the eggs, milk, vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp sugar until combined.

  4. Slice the bread into 3 inch slices. You should get 4 pieces depending on your bread. Then cut a slit along the top of each piece to form a pocket for the bananas to be stuffed in the bread. Don't go all the way through to the bottom of the bread. Just down enough to fit the bananas in.

  5. Cut each banana in half lengthwise and crosswise. You should have 4 long, thin pieces of banana. Stuff two pieces into each bread pocket.

  6. Dip the stuffed bread pieces into the batter and make sure all sides and middle is coated. Begin to fry one or two pieces of bread in the oil.

  7. Cook 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove and place on a paper towel to get excess grease and then immediately coat in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  8. Continue frying and coating in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until all pieces are finished. Serve immediately with syrup.

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