Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes

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Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes are soft and fluffy pancakes perfect to serve for an indulgent breakfast. Make them using a few simple ingredients in under 20 minutes.

Here are a few more pancake recipes that you may like: Egg White Pancakes, Ragi Banana Pancakes, Gingerbread Pancakes, Oreo Pancakes, and Mini Cereal Pancakes.

Mexican tres leches pancakes served on a plate.
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About Mexican Pancake

Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes are super fluffy and soft. They can be made in under 20 minutes using simple ingredients.

Tres in Spanish means 3, and leches means milk. As the name suggests, three different kinds of milk are used to make these Mexican pancakes – whole milk, coconut milk, and sweetened condensed milk.

Mexican pancakes taste just like popular IHOP’s tres leches pancakes, and you can easily make them from scratch at home using my easy recipe.

Serve them for breakfast, brunch, or dessert for a delicious treat. Top them with dulce de lech, caramel, or whipped cream.

You can also top these delicious pancakes with chopped nuts or candied walnuts for extra crunch.

Ingredients

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This Mexican pancake recipe requires some basic ingredients

Dry Ingredients – All-purpose flour, baking powder, salt.

Wet Ingredients – coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, large eggs, vanilla extract, and unsalted butter.

This recipe does not need sugar, as the sweetness from the condensed milk is enough.

How To Make Mexican Pancakes

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoon baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt.

Flour, baking powder and salt added to a bowl.

Make a well in the center.

Add the following ingredients and whisk well to make a smooth batter.

  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon melted and cooled butter
Milks, egg, vanilla and butter added to the bowl.
Ready batter.

Heat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat.

Once the pan is hot, brush it lightly with butter.

Pan brushed with butter.

Pour ¼ cup (heaped) of batter into the center of the pan and let it spread on its own.

Batter poured in the pan.

Cook for 50-60 seconds or until bubbles form on top and the pancake is golden brown at the bottom.

Flipped pancake.

Flip using a flat silicone spatula and cook for 30-40 seconds.

Transfer the pancake to the serving plate and drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Serve hot!

Make all the Mexican pancakes in the same manner.

Ready Mexican Tres Leches Pancake.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make eggless Mexican pancakes?

To make these eggless, you can replace eggs with flax seeds eggs. Mix one tablespoon of flaxseed powder with three tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and use it as a substitute for an egg.

Can I make vegan Mexican pancakes?

Yes, you can. You can replace whole milk with almond milk and sweetened condensed milk with coconut condensed milk. The eggs can be replaced with flax seed eggs, and in place of dairy butter, use coconut oil.

Can I make the Mexican tres leches pancake recipe gluten-free?

Yes, very easily. Just replace all-purpose flour with any gluten-free flour.

Pro Tips By Neha

The consistency of the Mexican pancake batter should be similar to that of the classic pancakes. If it looks thick, add some milk, and if it looks thin, add some flour.

Wipe the pan with paper tissues after making 3-4 pancakes to remove the burnt butter.

To keep the pancakes warm, preheat your oven to a low temperature, around 200°F (93°C). As you cook each batch of pancakes, transfer them to an oven-safe plate or baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven. This will keep the pancakes warm without drying them out. Covering them with a clean kitchen towel can help retain moisture.

If making these for a crowd, you can pour the entire batter into a 9×13-inch buttered baking tray instead of making individual pancakes. Bake in a preheated oven at 360°F (180°C) for 20-25 minutes until set.

Storage Suggestions

Mexican pancakes taste the best when served right out of the pan.

You can refrigerate the pancake batter in an airtight container for 2-3 days and make fresh pancakes whenever you want to eat them.

You can freeze the pancakes in a freezer-safe zip lock bag with wax paper in between them so they don’t stick while freezing. Reheat them in a pan or microwave until warm before serving.

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Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes are soft and fluffy pancakes perfect to serve for an indulgent breakfast. Make them using a few simple ingredients in under 20 minutes.
5 from 2 votes

Mexican Tres Leches Pancake Recipe

Mexican Pancakes are soft and fluffy pancakes perfect to serve for an indulgent breakfast. Make them using a few simple ingredients in under 20 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons melted and cooled unsalted butter
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Instructions 

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the center.
  • Add whole milk, coconut milk, condensed milk, egg, vanilla extract, and butter, and whisk well to make a smooth batter.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, brush it lightly with butter.
  • Pour ¼ cup (heaped) of batter into the center of the pan and let it spread on its own.
  • Cook for 50-60 seconds or until bubbles form on top and the pancake is nicely browned at the bottom.
  • Flip using a flat silicone spatula and cook for another 30-40 seconds.
  • Transfer the pancake to the serving plate and drizzle with sweetened condensed milk, caramel syrup, dulce de leche, or Nutella. Serve hot!
  • Make all the Mexican pancakes in the same manner.

Video

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Notes

To make these eggless, you can replace eggs with flax seeds eggs. Mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and use it as a substitute for an egg.
Top with some toasted nuts or candied walnuts for extra crunch.
The consistency of the Mexican pancake batter should be like that of the classic pancakes. If it looks thick, then add some milk and if it looks thin, then add some flour.
Wipe the pan with paper tissues after making 3-4 pancakes to remove the burnt butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 1030mg, Potassium: 288mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 447IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 134mg, Iron: 4mg
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