Cooking to pass the time? Add this Disney Tonga Toast recipe to the menu

Disney parks may be closed right now, but that doesn't mean the magic is all lost. In fact, throughout the duration of various stay-at-home orders across the nation, the brand has released some of their most cherished theme park and movie-inspired recipes, like The Emperor's New Groove spinach puffs and veggie tater casserole from Flo's V-8 Cafe.

Most recently, Disney World's Polynesian Village Resort has taken over the spotlight with the park's recently released Tonga Toast recipe, an easy-to-make recipe that has been a fan favorite at the park for decades. It is the perf solution to at-home boredom, and it could be a blast for the whole fam to make.

What are you waiting for?! Get cookin' with Disney's Tonga Toast recipe, which you can read below.


Here's what you need to get started.

Cinnamon Sugar

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 4 large eggs

  • 1⅓ cup whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Tonga Toast

  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long)

  • 2 large bananas, peeled

Here's what to do.

Cinnamon Sugar:

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


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

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 3-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 and allowing excess batter to drip off the bread. Place battered bread carefully into the hot oil.

  6. Cook 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and finish cooking on the other side. Remove and drain excess oil.

  7. Roll toast in cinnamon sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.

Make sure to get a parents' supervision before jumping in, and happy toast- making!

Which Disney recipe are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments!

by Logan Potter | 5/11/2020