*Finally, the winners of the giveaway! Here they are chosen by random.org…if you are a winner, email me at [email protected] by Friday to claim your prize and I’ll get it sent off to you ASAP!

#117: Carrie who said “I would top them with chocolate frosting. And strawberries.”
#290: Kate C. who said “Homemade crushed pineapple syrup.”
#316: Kate who said “i don’t think you can beat a little melted butter and homemade syrup!”
#680: Becky who said “Oh yum! I would go with bananas and Nutella, plus a little (or a lot!) whipped cream.”
#783: Jen who said “Sweetened cream cheese, macerated strawberries, and coconut!”
#1127: Jesica who said “My favorite topping would be strawberries and nutella with maybe a little maple syrup drizzled over the top!! They sound divine and I would love to win an ebelskiver pan to try them out!! Thank you for sharing!!”
#1171: Emily who said “My mom always put her homemade applesauce in the middle when she made them for us, but I think I’d have to change tradition and make them with strawberries and nutella. I just realized that my kids have never had ebelskivers–what kind of mom am I?”
#1185: Amanda_AB who said: “Blueberries and peaches”
#1374: Erin who said: “Raspberries and Nutella!”
#1399: Megan who said: “You had me at Nutella! Pair it with berries and powdered sugar – yum! Would love to win a pan, I fell in love with ebelskivers when we had them at a bed and breakfast a couple years ago.”


If you’ve found your way here (from the Ebelskiver How-To) then yay for you! Because you have a chance to win one of TEN ebelskiver pans I’m giving away today.

Now here’s the deal. I love me some ebelskivers. And I’m fairly set in my ways. I’ve been using the same two cast iron ebelskiver pans and the same knitting needle (or a pair of metal chopsticks if I get all wild and crazy) for the past 11 years and I can’t say enough about the pans that I have.
cast iron pan

The key to the cast iron pan working to create perfect ebelskivers is for it to be properly seasoned. There are lots of articles and how-to’s online to do this so I won’t go into that, but if you win one of these cast iron pans (or buy one on your own), promise me with all your heart and soul you will season it. And then you’ll be good to go. Also, take care to dry it completely before storing it so it doesn’t rust and I always give it a light rub with oil before putting it away inside a ziploc bag in the cupboard.

Most of the reviews on Amazon are positive for the cast iron ebelskiver pans. The negative reviews consist of people who say everything sticks (and I’m betting they didn’t follow the season-your-cast-iron-pan-lecture) or that the cups are too small. Some people only flip ebelskivers once – like a pancake (but in the round cups). I don’t make them like that. I can see if you did want to do that then the size of this ebelskiver pan would be too small but the way I make them, turning them often to create a fluffy ball of ebelskiver, works magically well with the cast iron pan.

Here’s another cast iron ebelskiver pan (Camp Chef brand) that looks to be a bit wider on the bottom and generally just a tad bigger than my favorites. Can you tell that I’m a fan of the cast iron variety of pans?
ebelskiver pan

Recently (or fairly recently) there have been a few larger, nonstick pans come on the market. This one has pretty high reviews on Amazon and it looks to be a bit larger than the one I have (both the cup size and in diameter).
nonstick pan

I don’t think the ebelskivers themselves need to be larger but I can see how the nonstick coating would appeal to many. The only caution I’d give is to be careful not to scratch it up as you are turning the ebelskivers with your old knitting needle (might need to use a silicone type tool here). Since I have neither seen this pan in real life nor used it, I’m not giving any of these away today but if you are in the market to buy an ebelskiver pan, your research might lead you this direction.

Ok, here’s the deal. To enter the giveaway, leave ONE comment on this post telling me what would be your ideal topping for ebelskivers. Hands down mine is strawberries, nutella and whipped cream. Because I’m ultra-healthy like that.

I’ll announce winners in a few days! Love ya!

Giveaway sponsored by me.

1,493 Responses to Ebelskiver Pan Giveaway! {CONTEST NOW CLOSED!!}

  1. Cori says:

    Probably maple bananas or peanut butter!

  2. Mandy Rambo says:

    Nutella in the middle and powdered sugar on top!

  3. Carla says:

    My mil has made them before but we only flipped once. I’d love to be able to test out your flipping strategy!

  4. Victoria says:

    I’m with you…Nutella, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream!! Yum!!!!

  5. Darla says:

    I think I would love mine with strawberries, dark chocolate and whipped cream!

  6. Rachel says:

    Have to agree with the nutella, strawberries and whip cream! Its our favoriate flavor combination and makes any day a special day!

  7. Nikki says:

    These look awesome and definitely something my boys would devour. I would probably fill them with peanut butter and drizzle them with chocolate. Thanks Mel.

  8. Tammy Folsom says:

    If I had an Ebelskiver pan, I would try them with fresh peaches sautéed in butter with a little sugar and cinnamon. Yum!

  9. Eileen says:

    The possibilities are endless, but I would like to try blueberries and whipped cream.

  10. Amy says:

    Because the peaches from Costco have been so delicious lately–I’d top mine with sliced peaches, slivered almonds and whipped cream.

  11. Cheryl says:

    I love ebelskivers! My mom used to make them on Saturdays for dinner. I’ve never been able to turn them with a knitting needle–only a fork. Thanks for your tutorial. It helps a lot!

  12. Kris says:

    Strawberries, whipped cream and Nutella sound delicious to me. I think the kiddos would go for straight maple syrup, though.

  13. Cheryl says:

    Oh dear. I forgot to write what I would top them with…just powdered sugar and strawberries. Please delete my other comment. :)

  14. Sai says:

    Strawberry, Banana, whipped cream. Yum.

  15. Kalyn says:

    I love topping lots of things with strawberries and almond butter!

  16. Although I’ve never tried them you certainly make them look amazing with strawberries and Nutella. I’d def have to go with strawberries.

  17. Jamie says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream!

  18. Nita says:

    Strawberries, Nutella , and whipped cream sound perfect to me. If I didn’t have a cast on my right hand , I would go make French toast or something else I could use those toppings on right now. Yum!

  19. Tauna says:

    Any kind of berries would be at the top of my list.

  20. Adeline says:

    Mmm…nutella and strawberries looks pretty fantastic to me. I’ve never had an ebelskiver, but it sounds pretty delicious right about now! :)

  21. Marta says:

    I hope this giveaway is open to international readers. I’ve never heard of elbeskivers but they sound delicious. I would stuff mine with lemon curd and top it with whipped cream, blueberries, chocolate and sliced almonds.

  22. Michelle Allenson says:

    Fresh blueberries and raspberries, whipped cream and a drizzle of pure maple syrup!

  23. Katelyn Anderson says:

    We always had these growing up as well! But I haven’t gotten my own pan yet and would LOVE one!! My favorite topping was always boysenberry syrup with powdered sugar :)

  24. Jenneylyn F says:

    I think my ideal toppings for an ebelskiver would be strawberries and bananas with whipped cream. Yum!

  25. Rachel says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream! :)

  26. Katie L. says:

    Awesome! I’ve never heard of ebelskivers but they sound incredibly fun and delicious!!! Love it!!

  27. Haley Oakes says:

    Because I copy all of your recipes already, my ideal toppings would be nutella, strawberries and cream! Thanks, Mel.

  28. candace says:

    Bananas mashed with peanut butter!

  29. Heather Krcha says:

    Homemade whipped cream and seasonal fresh fruit…and a sprinkling of…sprinkles (my 3 kids are 4 & under- everything comes with sprinkles!) :)

  30. Andrea says:

    I’ve been wanting to get myself a pan for a couple of years now. I gave one to the mother-in-law I kept in the divorce for Christmas and it was a GREAT hit. I have delayed investing in one for myself as I am concerned about whether any of the pans on the market would work well on a glass-top stove. My favorite topping idea – mixed berries in a creamy chocolate sauce! YUM!

  31. Danielle says:

    Mine would be fresh strawberries, real maple syrup (grade B) and a tiny dusting of powdered sugar.

    I’ve seen these pans but thought they were for a weird popover.

  32. Camilla says:

    My favorite topping would be strawberry greek yogurt with cut up bananas and a little vanilla flavored granola. These look great, thanks for sharing and an awesome give away!

  33. Anne Marie says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream – so yummy.

  34. Katie says:

    Raspberries, Nutella, and whipped cream

  35. Heidi says:

    I had a feeling there was a giveaway today!! I would definitely go for strawberries and Nutella! I would too it with some kind of chopped nuts. Would love to become an ebelskiverian pro!! My family is Scandinavian so it’s in my blood!!

  36. Kathy says:

    I would like peaches and whipped cream.

  37. Judy says:

    Strawberries and powdered sugar. I have never tried Nutella (gasp) because I fear if I did, it would all be over and you would find me hiding in the closet with bunches of empty jars of it.

  38. Teri says:

    Strawberries and dark chocolate sauce would work for me. Perhaps a bit of whipped cream as well.

  39. Jermaine D. says:

    I think the strawberry/Nutella/whipped cream combo sounds great!

  40. Gail C says:

    I’m more traditional, probably butter and maple syrup or with some powdered sugar. Thanks :)

  41. Kathryn says:

    I’ve never had eblskivers before but we had friends who use to talk about them. Sounds like the perfect new recipe to try. I’m right there with you on having them as a alternative to Sunday dinner…. Or Monday dinner … Or…well you get the idea!

  42. Jeanne Wilcox says:

    Apricot syrup with almonds and a little whip cream :)

  43. Katie P. says:

    Definitely nutella with either peaches or raspberries. Yum!

  44. Sheila Bailey says:

    I’d use butter and my apple cider syrup.

  45. April M says:

    I have tried many toppings and I still always go back to the simple one. The first time Grandma made them for me she only offered powdered sugar and butter. So as I try other toppings they are fine… but I still have a couple with only powdered sugar and butter. Aww the memories.

  46. Kathy C says:

    Strawberries, whipped cream, maple syrup and sprinkled with pecans would be perfect.

  47. Amanda says:

    Bacon maple syrup. I’m sure it’s a thing but I just had the idea that crumbling crispy bacon into maple syrup and warming it up would be just about the ultimate topping. Yum!

  48. Tara miller says:

    Bananas and Nutella! Maybe add almond butter if I’m feeling wild and crazy!

  49. Janelle says:

    Vermont maple syrup. Oh, yeah.

  50. Jamie Nondorf says:

    As with you Mel, I would have to keep it on the healthy side and say my ideal topping for ebelskivers would be diced banana drizzled with peanut butter AND nutella, topped off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. What a fun and great post, as always! I always look forward to reading your blog.

  51. Melissa Lee says:

    Homemade buttermilk syrup and a dollop of fresh whipped cream! Oh Nelly my mouth is watering! Of course I would add my favorite fruit in season because I’m healthy like that. :D

  52. Ted says:

    Raspberry Jam and Powdered sugar!

  53. Evelyn says:

    Yummy! Strawberries and freshly whipped cream! Or maybe tossed in cinnamon-sugar?

  54. Emily W says:

    Peanut butter, maple syrup, and whipped topping!

  55. Norma Turvey says:

    I have always wanted to try them, but never have, I have to say the strawberry nutella and whipped cream look yummy! But I think maybe fried apples with butter and brown sugar and cinnamon would be yummy on them

  56. Lorrie says:

    Strawberries and whipped cream! Simple and sweet.

  57. Marilyn says:

    It is peach season here and our local peaches are ready. I think peaches and creams would be a wonderful topping.

    Hope I win….

  58. JDaniels says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to have one of these! We sure enjoy your recipes around here! Thanks for keeping my family so well fed.

  59. Celi says:

    Blackberries and raspberries from the garden… and whipped cream, of course!

  60. Lisa P. says:

    There are other options besides Nutella? Heresy!

  61. Emily Wells says:

    Whipped cream and chocolate sauce sound good to me!

  62. Danielle says:

    What a great giveaway! Strawberries, Nutella and whipped cream would be my toppings of choice :)

  63. CJ says:

    Definitely fresh strawberries and whipped cream!! YUM!

  64. Jeanne Towns says:

    Raspberries and whipped cream!

  65. Carrie says:

    Because I’m camping at the moment with my family (everyone is still asleep follwing a busy day of swimming and fishing), I’ll keep it simple: maple syrup and butter. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  66. Liza says:

    Hmmmmmm, we can’t do Nutella because of nut allergies, so I think I’d just do whipped cream, maple syrup and fruit (strawberries, peaches, and bananas sounds especially yummy).

  67. Annette says:

    I would have to say Strawberries and Cream with a drizzle of buttermilk syrup accent with blueberries . . . yummy!
    I LOVE ebelskivers and a second pan would make it so nice and I would be more inclined to make them more often :) . . . I agree with you on the cast iron. . . the only way to go!

    Thanks for such a great blog, it’s one of my favorites.

  68. alexis says:

    I’m with you on the nutella! Can’t beat it.

  69. Jacque says:

    I would definitely go with homemade strawberry jam and homemade whip cream with a touch of vanilla in it…..I’m in heaven just thinking about it….

  70. Amanda says:

    I think you hit the nail right on the head with the chocolate and strawberries, sister

  71. Desert for me…strawberries, bananas, and vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce…have to live a little.

  72. Charlotte Moore says:

    Since I have never heard of these and can’t even pronounce it, I am intrigued. I am from the Peach state so I would go with peaches the first time.

  73. [email protected] says:

    I would love anything being scandivian I adore them.!! I think my favorite is bananas, strawberries, Nutella and whip cream ( not too sweet) adding other berries would be cool too! Filled with jam is good too! Lets eat!

  74. Heather says:

    Some good old pastry cream and fruit!

  75. Mary Lynn says:

    My kids would love the Nutella and bananas. I would love one with some fresh fruit like peaches, raspberries, blackberries, etc.

  76. Meggan says:

    Blackberry syrup or orange marmalade and powdered sugar :)

  77. Kel says:

    I love this! I would agree – strawberries and nutella. Yum!! I also tend to agree that the cast iron seems best. What a treasure – will be something you can hand down.

  78. Jennifer S. says:

    Definitely strawberries…and maybe a tad of powdered sugar? Is that normal? It just sounds good, lol.

  79. Michelle Smith says:

    Strawberries! With a little drizzle of chocolate

  80. Kristin says:

    Fresh strawberries!!!!

  81. Rachel S. says:

    A toss up between butter and sugar and an ebelskiver doughnut filled with some sort of cream and then the top dipped in chocolate. Can’t go wrong any way you eat them!

  82. Judith - Texas says:

    Would surprise my husband, who is a peanut butter freak, and say Peanut Butter Syrup.
    Here’s the recipe from Southern Plate, Christy Jordan:
    1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, corn syrup (karo), or pancake syrup
    1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    In microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, combine syrup and peanut butter.
    Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir.
    Microwave thirty seconds more.
    Stir until creamy and well combined.

    Excellent over biscuits, pancakes, french toast, waffles, toast, and ice cream.
    Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator.

  83. Sherri says:

    Hot fudge and bananas.

  84. Molly says:

    raspberries and whipped cream, yum!

  85. Jeni Otterson says:

    Berries, Nutella and cream. Yum

  86. Caroline L says:

    I’ve never tried these before, but it sounds like Nutella and strawberries are the way to go! Sounds so yummy?

  87. Stefanie says:

    Syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar

  88. Kristy says:

    Ooh!!! I would say smooth dark chocolate, strawberries and powdered sugar!! Sounds delish!!!

  89. rachel says:

    strawberries or raspberries or blackberries!

  90. Sara M says:

    Any berry combo with maple syrup and cool whip!

  91. Sue T. says:

    So many flavor combinations came to mind while reading your article. Nutella, bananas (not a fan of strawberries) and whipped cream are a hands-down contender, but so are fresh peaches (since I live in the South), whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Would LOVE to try these!!

  92. Ashley P. says:

    I’m with you, nothing is better then strawberries and Nutella. I love unique treats like this to make for my family. I’m wishing I had a pan to make some right now.

  93. Kerri says:

    I’m thinking Crepes Suzette style:). Grand Marnier sauce, butter and powdered sugar sprinkled on top.

  94. Katie says:

    These sound incredible. I would top them with peanut butter, maple syrup, and a bit of crumbled bacon…because bacon takes everything to the next level, right?!

  95. Ann says:

    I just picked a bowl full of raspberries from my backyard that would be amazing on those with some sweetened whipped cream….mmmmmm.

  96. chelsey says:

    My favorite topping would likely be old fashioned maple syrup. I love it on EVERYthing breakfast!

  97. Gwen says:

    My dad always eats them dipped in sugar and then Karo syrup. Not very nutritious, I know, but there is something about doing things the way your dad did them!

  98. Chari S. says:

    Never had ‘em so I’m not sure, but peanut butter with chocolate chips is always a real winner.

  99. Heidi says:

    You can never go wrong with maple syrup, whip cream with a big ole’ pile of strawberries on top!

  100. Dulce De Leche sauce. The End.

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