Make Your Own Tonga Toast

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We are all missing the parks right about now. Some of us are wishing we could bring a little Disney Magic home with us! We have decided to make a “Disney Food at Home” series of Disney Parks recipes for you to try for yourself at home! 

In the first series, we are going to give you our recipe to make homemade Tonga Toast from Kona Kafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Try it for yourself and then let us know how it worked out for you! Post your photos of your family on Instagram with #themeparkprofessor and we could feature your Tonga Toast!

Disney’s Kona Kafe Tonga Toast at Home:


  • 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
  • 10 large strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Cut a 1-inch pocket in one side of each bread slice.
  2. Cut banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise.
  3. Remove peel and stuff 2 pieces of fruit in each pocket of bread; set aside.
  4. Mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  5. Mix well the egg, milk and vanilla.
  6. Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350 degrees F.
  7. Dip stuffed bread into egg/milk mixture and let it soak a few seconds to let penetrate bread.
  8. Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  9. Drain on paper towels or wire rack.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve.

Strawberry Compote

  1. Slice 6 strawberries and place in small pot.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla, stir.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until mixtures starts to boil.
  4. Place 4 sliced strawberries in a blender or food processor. 
  5. Add cooked strawberry mixture and blend until smooth.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

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