Perfect for Brunch: Mouthwatering Tres Leches Waffles

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Tres leches waffles are the perfect brunch food. Tres leches means “three milks” and it’s the name of a traditional Latin American dessert in which cake is soaked in three milks.

Instead of making the traditional recipe, I applied the same concept to my kids’ favorite brunch food. These waffles are soaked in a syrup made from three different kinds of milk – evaporated cow’s milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk. This makes them super moist and delicious! You can also add blueberries or strawberries to your waffles for an extra colorful and nutritious breakfast.

If you are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and need an original take on a classic recipe, these tres leches waffles will delight everybody! The syrup is so good I could devour it on its own. I also made a video in case it makes it easier to see how to make these mouthwatering tres leches waffles.

Tips to make the best waffles

Be careful not to over mix the batter before putting it on a hot iron; this will dry out your waffle faster than you might want it to be crispy! 

Also, use an ice cream scoop to measure out how much waffle batter you will need for one waffle, then pour it onto the waffle maker. Make sure to lower the waffle maker lid down until it is fully closed and let cook for a couple of minutes. Do not leave unattended for too long because depending on how much batter you use, waffles might brown quickly.

Tres Leche Waffles Recipe

Servings: 4 

Prep time: 5 min 

Cook time: 10 min

 

Ingredients

Waffle Mix

  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 cups milk 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil 

 

Tres leches syrup

  • 1/2 cup whole milk 
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk 
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 

 

Optional:

  • Fresh berries (optional)

 

Instructions: 

  • In a large bowl, add flour, salt. baking powder, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Whisk together until well incorporated
  • Add in milk, oil, egg and vanilla
  • Heat waffle maker and spray with non stick spray
  • In a separate bowl, mix whole milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Stir well. That will be your tres leches syrup.
  • Add 2 big scoops of mix and spread it around
  • Cook waffles until golden brown
  • Serve and drizzle the tres leches syrup on top.tres leches syrup
  • Garnish with fresh strawberries and blueberries if desired.
Yield: 4

Mouthwatering Tres Leches Waffles

Tres leches waffles are the perfect brunch food. They are soaked in a syrup made from 3 different kinds of milk and garnished with berries. Yum!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Waffle Mix
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • Tres leches syrup
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Optional:
  • Fresh berries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add flour, salt. baking powder, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Whisk together until well incorporated
  3. Add in milk, oil, egg and vanilla
  4. Heat waffle maker and spray with non stick spray
  5. In a separate bowl, mix whole milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Stir well. That will be your tres leches syrup.
  6. Add 2 big scoops of mix and spread it around
  7. Cook waffles until golden brown
  8. Serve and drizzle the tres leches syrup on top. 
  9. Garnish with fresh strawberries and blueberries if desired.

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