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tres leches pancakes on a plate drizzled with tres leches syrup, caramel dulce de leche and whipped cream
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Tres Leches Pancakes

These tres leches pancakes are super soft, fluffy and topped with a decadent three milk syrup so good that you won’t want regular pancake syrup again! Top it off with some extra caramel or dulce de leche, a sprinkle of cinnamon and whipped cream and you are in for a treat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 329kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $6

Equipment

  • Saute Pan, small pot

Ingredients

Tres Leches Pancakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated sugar (optional)
  • cups milk or alternative milk (can add up to 1/4 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 tbsp 2 tablespoons oil or butter in pancake batter (optional). If you omit this ingredient you can add slightly more milk.
  • 2 tbsp 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 tbsp dulce de leche or caramel drizzle
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup whipped cream

Instructions

Tres Leches Pancakes

  • In separate bowls, mix wet ingredients and mix dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients and thoroughly mix.
  • Heat your pan, griddle or skillet to medium high heat.
  • Pour pancakes mixture into pan (approx. ¼ cup per pancake).
  • Cook until golden brown, flipping each pancake halfway.
  • Boxed Mix Option: Make your favorite boxed pancake mix. Follow instructions on box.

Tres Leches Syrup

  • Bring mixture to a boil while stirring constantly.
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes to thicken (while continuously stirring).
  • Remove form heat and pour into heat safe boil. As it cools it will continue to thicken.
  • Drizzle over pancakes and enjoy!

Optional Toppings

  • Top with additional drizzle of caramel or dulce de leche, a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or whipped cream.

Notes

Boxed Pancake Mix Option: You can use your favorite boxed pancake mix instead of making your pancakes from scratch. 
Sugar (Omission or Substitutions): You can omit sugar from the recipe. You can also use cane sugar, brown sugar or your favorite sugar substitute (follow sugar substitute conversion based on your selected product/brand).
Milk Options: Whole milk, 2% milk, fat free milk.
Non-Dairy Milk Options: Soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, pea milk or oat milk.
Flax Egg: To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon of flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Allow to sit refrigerated for about 10 minutes to thicken.
Vegan and Dairy Free Pancakes: Omit egg, substitute flax egg. Select from alternative milks. For tres leches syrup, used vegan sweetened condensed milk (coconut), vegan evaporated milk (coconut) and alternative milk "heavy" option.

Nutrition

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