There are so many Disney Fans who just love the Polynesian Resort and although I never stayed there I have visited it a few times and I can understand why! This resort opened in 1971 and it has been a fan favorite since then. This resort is beautiful, and I love the tropical vibes. You feel like you are standing in the middle of the South Pacific. I love the palm trees, and the outdoor atmosphere. The rooms were recently refurbished to a Moana theme, and I’d love to see it in person one day. Until then, I will have to just enjoy making the delicious recipes of the Polynesian. Let’s get to the recipe!
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 quart canola oil, for frying
- 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long)
- 2 large bananas, peeled
- Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
- Whip eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
For Tonga Toast
- Using caution, preheat oil to 350° in a large pot or 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.)
- Slice the bread into four three-inch thick slices.
- Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise.
- 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.
- Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing access batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil.
- Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain access oil.
- Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.
This recipe has been highly requested over the last few months, so I decided to make it this morning. When watching my YouTube video, you’ll see that I placed a food shopping order online and unfortunately, they sent me sliced sourdough bread. However, I was determined to get this made and I improvised a little bit. I also cut the recipe in half as I was only making enough for me to try that morning. It was very good, and I highly recommend trying this for a weekend breakfast or entertaining for a brunch. It’s easy and extremely filling.
I can understand why this is a favorite breakfast among Disney fans, it’s truly a magical treat from Disney. This recipe is served at Kona Cafe and Capt. Cook’s. If you are visiting any time soon, I would say run, don’t walk, try it in person!
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