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.
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About This Recipe
Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes are super fluffy and soft pancakes. They come together in under 20 minutes using simple ingredients.
Tres in Spanish means 3. As the name suggests, 3 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 these 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, sweetened condensed milk, or whipped cream.
You can also top them with chopped nuts or candied walnuts for extra crunch.
This Mexican Pancakes Recipe requires some basic ingredients – all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and unsalted butter.
There is no need to add any sugar to this recipe as the sweetness from the condensed milk is enough.
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.
How To Make Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes
Whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoon baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the center.
Add ¾ cup whole milk, ½ cup coconut milk, ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoon melted and cooled butter, and mix well to make a smooth batter.
Heat a griddle over medium-low heat.
Once the griddle is hot, brush it lightly with butter.
Pour ¼ cup (heaped) of batter into the center of the griddle and let it spread on its own.
Cook for 50-60 seconds or until bubbles form on top and the pancake is golden brown at the bottom.
Flip and cook for another 30-40 seconds.
Transfer the pancake to the serving plate and drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Serve hot!
Mexican Pancakes can be relished for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. You can top them with condensed milk, caramel syrup, dulce de leche sauce, maple syrup or Nutella.
Top with some toasted nuts or candied walnuts for extra crunch.
To make these extra indulgent, top with some whipped cream.
Mexican pancakes taste the best when served right out of the pan.
You can refrigerate the pancake batter for 2-3 days in an air-tight container 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 each of them so that they don’t stick while freezing. Reheat them in a pan or microwave until warm before serving.
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Mexican Tres Leches Pancake Recipe
- 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 mix well to make a smooth batter.
- Heat a griddle over medium-low heat.
- Once the griddle is hot, brush it lightly with butter.
- Pour ¼ cup (heaped) of batter into the center of the griddle 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 and cook for another 30-40 seconds.
- Transfer the pancake to the serving plate and drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Serve hot!