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Banana French Toast

Tonga Toast

When we visited Disney, I enjoyed this amazing dish called Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe. Essentially, it was a large piece of banana stuffed French toast deep fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar. While delicious, I found the deep frying part too heavy and the cinnamon sugar part on the outside far too sweet. So I decided to do my own version! It turned out better than I could have imagined, and used none of the whole deep frying process.

Banana French toast

What You'll Need
2 Slices Sourdough bread, 2" thick
1 Banana
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Fat Free Half and Half
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Butter or Buttery Spread
Optional : Maple Syrup or Powdered Sugar


Sliced Bread

Slice the bread to 2" thick. Then, slice into the bread creating a pocket without cutting all the way through.

Banana In French Toast

Slice a banana into thin slices. Put as many slices in the pocket as you can fit.

Butter On Griddle

On a griddle or large frying pan, melt about 1 tablespoon of butter per slice over medium heat.

EggBeaten

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 egg with 1/4 cup fat free half and half, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnnamon.

Toast Being Dipped

Drench the slices in the egg mixture and place on the hot griddle or skillet.

French toast On Griddle

Grill each slice until lightly browned on each side.

Maple Syrup Pouring

Pour syrup over if you like - I like maple syrup with this, but it's also good with a strawberry compote! I also sprinkled powdered sugar over it for a little extra sweetness.

Banana Stuffed French Toast

16 comments:

  1. that looks sooo good! i have never tried doing anything like this, must give it a try soon! Yum! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  2. i always get so hungry when I come to your blog!!! This sounds delicious, for some reason I've only ever had french toast once. Need to rectify that!
    xJennaD

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  3. This looks delicious! Now I want french toast for dinner.

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  4. Oh gosh. This looks delicious. You have the most wonderful food pictures, Katherine. It's like I'm right there... (reaches through screen) (is unable to grasp food) (retracts slowly and weeps)

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  5. OH my god!!!!! This is heaven for me. Bread, cinnamon and babana??? You just made my day! Tomorrow I shall try this one :D

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  6. looks and sounds delicious!

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  7. Omg this looks so good! I can't wait to have my own kitchen next year so I can FINALLY try out some of your recipes :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  8. I love french toast! I haven't tried putting fruit on my toast yet, but this definitely looks good! :)

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  9. I know I commented here already but your comment OH MY GOSH KATHERINE. Full metal alchemist turned american THAT IS SUCH A COMPLIMENT I LOVE THAT SHOW'S ART STYLe

    I LOVE YOU OK BYE <3

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  10. okay I lied about being done with comments I've just now realized that there was an INFLUX of comments from you and GIRL you are one dedicated commenter, lemme tell you that~ ALRIGHT LET'S DO THIS (puts Hulk face on)

    I totally wish you lived closer, too, and for some reason I feel like all the awesome blogger people I meet live way up in the US, whereas I'm struggling survival down here in le land o' Alabama. I'm pretty sure I won't be going to Pittsburg anytime soon (weeps) buTTT one thing I am planning on is once I finish my bachlor's degree, I wanna take a roundtrip of the US in my beetle bug. AWWW YISS beetle bug road trip. And so I'll stick you on my list. :) ehehehe~

    PS) I will aLWAYS read all of your posts because you are a lovely lady and full of wonderful things to say I HEART YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN

    love, Ali~~~ <33333

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  11. Stop it. I'm drooling over here.

    I actually made french toast for the first time from scratch a few weeks ago and I never realized how flippin' easy it is! I'm definitely going to try smacking some bananas in my next time. Noms.

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  12. Oh yummy! I looooove bananas some I'm definitely going to try this recipe out soon!

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  13. I'm drooling! A perfect weekend breakfast idea :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  14. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I have been itching to make some sort of delicious breakfast for a few weeks now, and this looks perfect.

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  15. Oh my god....this looks DELICIOUS. I rarely make (or really eat) breakfast, so this would be an extra special treat! :)

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