Social Distancing Kitchen: How to make Disney World's Tonga Toast

March 18, 2020, 12:28 PM · It's time for another episode of Social Distancing Kitchen, in which we bring theme park magic to your home, even when the parks are closed, by showing you how to make some of your favorite theme park food.

Today, it's Tonga Toast from the Kona Cafe in Disney's Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World. Again, this is the official recipe from Disney and makes four pieces of toast.


1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 bananas
1 sourdough loaf
3 cups canola oil


Heat the oil to 350F.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together for the coating.

Peel and slice the bananas - once in the middle and once lengthwise - to create eight banana segments.

Cut a two-inch-thick slice of the bread, then cut a pocket in the side of the slice, in which to stuff two banana segments. Repeat to make four pieces of toast.

Drop each slice into the hot oil and fry for about one minute on each side, until golden. Turn up the burner after adding each slice to maintain the oil temperature.

Carefully remove the toast from the oil, then coat with cinnamon sugar. Serve with fruit or syrup, if desired.

Time for breakfast... and some theme park magic!


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Replies (7)

March 18, 2020 at 2:37 PM

These recipes should come with a warning for cloaked arteries lol.

March 19, 2020 at 12:38 AM

Thank you, Robert, for this fun video and recipe. I’m grateful that you keep putting content out so I can feel a tinge of the Disney spirit while the world shuts down. Keep up the great work.

March 19, 2020 at 8:44 AM

Thank you for doing these. It has been nice to get a "taste" of Disney during all of this craziness (pun intended). It brightens my day a little when I see one posted!

March 19, 2020 at 12:56 PM

I just registered for the sole reason of submitting this post. Since I'm stuck at home recovering from surgery I get to waste hours reading awful, negative, mean-spirited web articles about this tragic disease sweeping the world and the toll it is taking on society. As if the disease isn't bad enough, it also seems to be a golden opportunity for every political stripe to advance their views and bash their opponents. Unbelievably ugly. And then there is this posting - how to make Tonga Toast! Pure fun, pleasure, and nostalgia. Something a family could all do together to enjoy each other's company and enjoy eating. Robert, you are a class act and I thank you.

March 20, 2020 at 8:28 AM

Big fan of this series! Can’t wait to try this at home...where I’m at and shouldn’t leave...

March 22, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Might just have to try this, looks lush

March 22, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Might just have to try this, looks lush

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