The Creative Princess: Kona Cafe - Tonga Toast Recipe

Kona Cafe - Tonga Toast Recipe

Tonga Toast
Kona Cafe, Polynesian Resort WDW

2 or 4 slices sourdough bread, cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick
1 banana
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
oil or shortening for frying
whipped butter and/or syrup


Cut a 1-inch pocket in one side of each bread slice. Cut banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise. Remove peel and stuff two pieces of fruit in each pocket of bread; set aside. Mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Mix together well the egg, milk and vanilla.

Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350ยบ F. Dip stuffed bread into egg/milk mixture and let it soak a few seconds to let penetrate bread. Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or wire rack. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve. 
This recipe was found at

The Kona Cafe serves this with a Strawberry compote.

You find a video tutorial with a recipe variation HERE, they also give you a strawberry sauce recipe.  This recipe does not call for the egg mixture and just has you fry up the toast naked.  I would also cut out the water they call for in the strawberry sauce as they had to add cornstarch to thicken it up.

I will be sure to let you know how ours turns out!  Enjoy!

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