Tres Leches Pancakes Recipe – Step by Step Guide

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Tres Leches Pancakes Recipe – Step by Step Guide: These tres leches pancakes are very soft and fluffy, and they come with a rich three milk syrup that is so good that you won’t want regular pancake syrup ever again. Do you know what tres leches cake is? It’s a rich Mexican dessert made of a soft, fluffy cake soaked in a rich tres leches milk cream.



It’s okay to eat dessert for breakfast, right? When served with my Mexican Fruit Cup, these are great. Let’s start off Cinco de Mayo the right way by making the perfect breakfast that tastes like tres leches! Also, if you want something extra fun for Cinco de Mayo (or any day!) check out this tasty Tres Leches Cocktail!

Tres Leches Pancakes Recipe – Step by Step Guide



This phrase means “three milks.” This recipe makes pancakes that are very soft and fluffy, and it also makes a tres leches syrup that is sweet and creamy. For extra crunch, add some candied walnuts.

We’re going to make Mexican Tres Leches pancakes at home, which will make them taste even better. Do not forget to add extra caramel or dulcet de leches, cinnamon, and whipped cream to these pancakes to make them even more delicious.




Tres Leches Pancakes

  •  2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  3 teaspoon baking powder
  •  ¼ teaspoon salt
  •  1-2 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)
  •  1½ cups milk or alternative milk (can add up to ¼ cup more milk if batter is too thick or continues to thicken as you are cooking) see notes for alternative milk options
  •  2 eggs (if you omit, increase milk by 3 tablespoons) can also substitute flax egg
  •  2 tablespoon 2 tablespoons oil or butter in pancake batter (optional). If you omit this ingredient you can add slightly more milk.
  •  2 tablespoon Oil or butter to cook pancakes in pan.

Tres Leches Syrup

  •  14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  •  12 oz can evaporated milk
  •  1 cup heavy whipping cream



Optional Toppings

  •  4 tablespoon dulce de leche or caramel drizzle
  •  ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  •  ½ cup whipped cream

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How to make it 

  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients in different bowls. Put the wet and dry ingredients together and mix them well. Get your pan, griddle, or skillet hot, but not too hot.
  • Add pancake batter to the pan (about ¼ cup for each pancake). Flip each pancake over halfway through cooking until golden brown.


  • Boxed Mix: Use your favorite pancake mix from a box. Do what it says on the box. While stirring all the time, bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Bring to a boil and stir constantly for two to three minutes to thicken. Take it off the heat and bring it to a safe boil. It will keep getting thicker as it cools. Spread it on pancakes and eat them!


  • Calories: 329 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 79 mg
  • Sodium: 258 mg
  • Potassium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Vitamin A: 554 IU
  • Vitamin C: 2 mg
  • Calcium: 284 mg
  • Iron: 1 mg


Q1. What is tres leches cake?

Tres leches cake is a popular Mexican dessert. It is made with a light, fluffy yellow or white cake that is soaked in tres leches, which are three types of milk: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream.



Q2. Are these pancakes similar to IHOP tres leches pancakes?

These pancakes are like the tres leches pancakes at IHOP; they are light and fluffy, and they come with a tasty tres leches syrup that is based on Mexican food.



Q3. Is this the tres leches pancakes recipe?

This tres leches pancakes recipe is great because it lets you use either boxed cake mix or pancakes that you make from scratch. You can also make the tasty tres leches syrup and pancakes the old-fashioned way, or you can change the pancakes to be vegan or dairy-free.




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4 thoughts on “Tres Leches Pancakes Recipe – Step by Step Guide”

  1. The last 2 steps of “How to make”, are very confusing.. Why would you boil a pancake batter? I thought Tres Leches was about soaking in “3 milks”?


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