A favorite breakfast stop for many when at Walt Disney World is the Polynesian Resort where you can order up Tonga Toast, which is a banana stuffed French toast). While I’ve never tried it (not a fan of banana), everyone who has just raves about it. So, here’s the recipe shared from the restaurant.
2 or 4 slices sourdough bread cut 1 inch thick
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
oil for ffrying
whipped butter (optional – but really, how can butter be optional?)
Maple syrup (optional)
Depending on the size of the bread slices, cut a 1 inch pocket on one side of the bread slice. Cut the banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise. Remove peel and stuff two pieces in each pocket (depending on the size of the bread). Set aside.
Mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Mix egg, milk, and vanilla until well blended.
Head about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350 F. Dip stuffed bread into egg mixture, allowing it to soak in for a few minutes. Fry in hot oil until lightly brown, turning to brown both sides.
Drain on paper towels on a cake rack. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar and serve. Top as desired.