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Mexican Tres Leches Pancake Recipe

Tres Leches Pancakes

These Mexican tres leches pancakes make the perfect breakfast for special occasions! They're topped with tres leches mixture, homemade whipped cream and fresh berries for the ultimate treat!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Calories: 263kcal



  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup milk 1/2 cup for the batter and 1/2 cup for tres leches topping
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup for the batter and 1/2 cup for the tres leches topping
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup for the batter, 1/2 cup for the tres leches topping, 2 tbsp for the whipped cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream for the homemade whipped cream


  • First, combine 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of evaporated milk and 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk and whisk together to combine. This is your tres leches mixture for the pancake batter.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and make sure it has a chance to cool down before adding it to the batter.
  • In a separate bowl, add flour and baking powder and whisk to combine.
  • Add the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract and tres leches mixture to the flour and baking powder. Whisk together until combined.
  • Spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray or heat oil or butter to cook the pancakes.
  • In a pan over medium heat, add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to cook. Flipover once the bubbles around the edges have stopped popping. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side and repeat until the pancake batter finishes.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of each of the milks, whole milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk together to combine. This is your tres leches mixture to pour over the pancakes for serving.
  • In a stand mixer or bowl if using a hand mixer, combine heavy cream and 2 tbsp of sweetened condensed milk. Mix on high speed until stiff peaks form and it resembles whipped cream.
  • Finally, top the tres leches pancakes with the tres leches mixture and homemade whipped cream. Serve with fresh berries if desired.



  • Keep the tres leches pancakes warm while you make the tres leches topping and whipped cream. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F and place the pancakes in the oven on a baking sheet until you are ready to serve them.
  • Mix the heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk just until stiff peaks form. Make sure not to over mix because the whipped cream will curdle.
  • Make sure to cook the tres leches pancakes over medium heat or medium low heat depending on the power of your stove. You definitely don’t want to burn the pancakes by cooking them over high heat.
  • Be gentle when flipping the pancakes over so you don’t drop them.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1mg