Tonga Toast

Finding a good recipe to spice up toast meals? This Tonga Toast is right up your street. Make a slit in one side of the toast, stuff with sliced bananas, dip into a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, cook with oil until crispy and golden all over, toss in cinnamon sugar, and serve with strawberry compote and maple syrup. Coming out sweet and flavorful, this toast surely gets you hooked.


Tonga Toast

Recipe by Bell BrittanyCourse: Dessert, Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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I just fall for this Tonga toast. It’s great to make all year. If you have an appetite, do not hesitate to give it a go.


  • 1 1/2 c. chopped strawberries

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 3 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 loaf white bread, unsliced

  • 2 Bananas, sliced

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 c. heavy cream

  • 1 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 1 c. cinnamon sugar

  • sliced strawberries, for serving

  • Maple syrup, for serving

  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  • To make strawberry compote: Combine strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla in a small skillet over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until strawberries begin to break down and mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and gently mash compote; using back of a fork (or a potato masher).
  • Slice bread into 3 to 4 very thick pieces. Create a slit in one side of the toast; using a knife to.
  • Stuff banana slices into the toast. Repeat with remaining bread pieces and bananas.
  • Add eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla to a medium bowl, whisk until well combined.
  • Dunk each stuffed sliced into the batter mixture, tossing to coat all sides.
  • Pour a 1/4” of vegetable oil into skillet and heat over medium heat.
  • Once oil is hot, add battered bread and cook until crispy and golden all over, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer toast to a wire rack to drain.
  • Pour cinnamon sugar into a large shallow bowl, then gently shake off excess oil from warm toast and toss in cinnamon sugar.
  • Garnish with fresh strawberries and serve with strawberry compote and maple syrup. Enjoy!

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