*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. Tara says:

    Oooh, nutella sounds like a delicious topping. I would love some strawberries with bavarian cream, too.

  2. Lana says:

    I would do Biscoff, strawberries, and cream… OR homemade apple pie filling with buttermilk caramel sauce. Maybe I’ll just do both!

  3. Liss says:

    Peaches! But that’s all I have on my mind at the moment.

  4. Anne says:

    Simple pure maple syrup and maybe some powdered sugar!

  5. Lisa says:

    I would top mine with fruit and whipped cream…or chocolate and whipped cream…or maple syrup… Yum!!!!

  6. Susana I. says:

    Dulce de leche and walnuts.

  7. Norma Burgeson says:

    ok don’t be mad, I know this is from norway….but my husband is swedish, yes we have heard the story..16 swedes ran into the field chased by 1 norwegian..he sees it the other way around. I would use..swedish lingonberries. they are wonderful on just about everything…ok some whipped cream also. would love the pan next to our swedish pancake pan…and I am Italian!

  8. ashley says:

    Strawberries, chocolate, and whipped cream… yum! We frequently do breakfast for dinner on Sunday nights, so these will be a wonderful treat. Can’t wait to make them! Thanks Mel!!!

  9. Jen says:

    My delicious homemade maple syrup!

  10. They look delicious. My toppings would be blueberries, strawberries, Nutella, and some powdered sugar. Maybe a little syrup!

  11. Megan Lang says:

    I am thinking some homemade strawberry jam and a little whipped cream would be perfect!

  12. Rebecca says:

    I would have to go with strawberries and dark chocolate sauce!

  13. Jeanette says:

    I’m new to ebelskivers, but cream cheese and peanut butter sauce sounds like a yummy topping! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Jamie B says:

    Since I’ve never had ebelskivers I’m gonna go with your delicious recommendation of strawberries, nutella and whipped cream! I could also go for a bananas foster topping!

  15. Nettie says:

    We usually do plain old powdered sugar, but I’m gonna have to try strawberries And nutella.

  16. Stacey says:

    Raspberries with fresh whipped cream!

  17. Carrie says:

    I would top them with chocolate frosting. And strawberries.

  18. Teresa says:

    Powdered sugar and real maple syrup

  19. Margaret Hulgrave says:

    Fresh Straw berry Jam with powdered sugar

  20. jennie says:

    Blueberry syrup and powdered sugar.

  21. Becky says:

    Berries and cream, but I could be persuaded to add some nutella…if you really twisted my arm :)

  22. Barb says:

    A wee bit of cream cheese frosting in the middle with strawberries on the top. Yum!

  23. Rachael says:

    I want one with strawberries and Nutella!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Blueberries, Raspberries, a little syrup and some powdered sugar!

  25. Ally S says:

    We used to have these in Solvang, CA growing up!! I would love to sauté green apples and then top it with my home made cinnamon-sugar cream cheese spread and homemade cinnamon syrup–yum :)

  26. Elizabeth says:

    Bananas, syrup, and whipped cream!! Delicious!!

  27. Kelly says:

    I would top mine like Dutch poffertjes, with butter and powdered sugar.

  28. Dawna says:

    Something with caramel, salted pecans, whipped cream…for starters!

  29. Jen says:

    Drizzled peanut butter, bananas and nutella….there are just too many toppings to choose from!

  30. Heather says:

    I would love to try the ebelskivers topped with fried apples and whipped cream.

  31. Amy says:

    I have never had Ebelskivers despite having a Danish roommate in college. I am such a maple syrup lover that I would probably enjoy that the most, but the Nutella and strawberries idea also sounds super yummy!

  32. Katie says:

    I am so with you on the strawberries and nutella! With homemade whipped cream :)

  33. Lisa says:

    Huckleberries and whipped cream!

  34. Ilene says:

    Chocolate drizzle and whipped cream.

  35. Leigh Anne says:

    Never tried an ebelskiver……shameful I know! But I would have to say anything with Nutella is awesome in my book! I really wanna win to try them with your lovely picture tutorial ;)

  36. Jane says:

    Sautéed apples, toasted pecans and REAL maple syrup- holy yum!

  37. Jen T says:

    anything chocolate!

  38. Whitney says:

    I haven’t had many of these…. But they look amazing!!! The strawberries with Nutella looks DELISH too!

  39. Aubrey says:

    They remind me *slightly* of Swedish pancakes.. Mostly because it is our family tradition and we all get a Swedish pancake pan when we get married too! I like mine topped with butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar. I think it would be equally delectable here! Can’t wait to try them.

  40. garnet says:

    strawberries, nutella, and cream sounds divine. I would start there. Definitely.

  41. Lissa says:

    Mine would have to involve strawberries and some sort of cream cheese concoction.

  42. Jaka says:

    I think strawberries and powder sugar!

  43. Kara D says:

    Maple syrup and butter!

  44. Marissa W. says:

    I’ve never had these before but I’m thinking a little butter, maple syrup, and some whipped cream would be heavenly on top.

  45. Kathy Downs says:

    I have never had them, but Nutella and strawberries go with everything!

  46. Meagan says:

    I have never heard of this or used one but looks interesting and I love your website and recipes.

  47. Carolyn says:

    Warm cinnamon apples with whipped cream, or bananas and nutella! The ebelskiver’s look so tasty this morning, any topping would do for me!!

  48. Gwyn says:

    strawberries are my favorite!!!

  49. Kerri York says:

    Fresh homemade blackberry syrup for my topping!

  50. Emily says:

    Any kind of fruit and cream sounds yum! I’ve been making a lot of waffles on my 1940s Sunbeam but I’m looking to expand my breakfast offerings and this looks like fun!

  51. Erin S. says:

    Bananas, nutella, and powered sugar. MMmmmmmmm

  52. Rebecca Pickett says:

    Strawberries and whip cream!

  53. Andie says:

    Homemade caramel and bananas!!

  54. Ariane says:

    I would have to go with a berry syrup made up of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Super yum!

  55. Court says:

    I would top them with a little sugar and smear of raspberry preserves.

  56. Bobbette says:

    Nutella would be my choice for a topping

  57. Kim Anetsberger says:

    I really like spreading sunflower seed butter on whatever I can, so I’d try that, maybe with banana and chocolate chips? No, maybe no chocolate, I’d have to try it and taste it with and without. :)

  58. Kim says:

    I would top them with peanut butter and maple syrup, my favorite pancake/waffle/French toast topping.:)

  59. Venie A says:

    I have never had one nor heard of them for that matter til facebook (hangin’ my head) but I love raspberries, dark chocolate and whipped cream… so that would be my choice! YUM!!!

  60. tina irvin says:

    I would love to introduce my grandchildren to these. They would probably top with butter, berries, and whipped cream. Thank you for such a great tutorial.

  61. Joanna says:

    Powder sugar, a little surup, and strawberries… Yum!

  62. Sandy W says:

    I’d go with raspberries from my uncle’s garden with a little whipped cream.

  63. Sandra says:

    Strawberries and Whipped Cream, maybe with chocolate.

  64. Leah Midkiff says:

    I would most definitely have to say either chocolate strawberries and whipped cream, or a dusting of cinnamon sugar (simply because I might be able to pass it off as a breakfast dish better that way :). ) I’ve never heard of ebelskivers before your post but they kind of remind me of darn-goods! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  65. Colleen says:

    I would have to be simple and just sprinkle powdered sugar. They sound heavenly…I’m trying them today!!

  66. Terry A. says:

    Butter and powdered sugar and/or syrup. That sounds so good right about now.

  67. Kristen Jasper says:

    It would have to be bananas, melted peanut butter, Nutella and whipped cream for me but for my husband, blackberries and raspberries from the garden with whipped cream. Yum!

  68. amanda says:

    Strawberries and powdered sugar would go well. I think. I’ve never actually had an ebelskiver.

  69. Melanie says:

    Hands down, it would be nutella!!!

  70. Keri Harrison says:

    Bananas, whip cream and maple syrup – yum!

  71. Andreya says:

    Whipped cream and fresh raspberries!!!

  72. SandyN says:

    Yum! These sound so good!!! I would try chocolate, powdered sugar and whipped cream, and maybe some raspberries!

  73. Andrea says:

    I’m thinking strawberries and powdered sugar, cause it’s summer. Yum!

  74. Sara says:

    I think they would be great with chocolate. And whipped cream.

  75. Barbara D says:

    Raspberry syrup and powdered sugar. Yum!

  76. Melinda Smith says:

    I’m slobbering just thinking of these things! I think I’d top mine with a little warm caramel sauce, drizzle of hot fudge, a few slices of banana and some whipped cream.

  77. Julie says:

    Nutella, marshmallow creme, and bananas!

  78. Nita says:

    Uuuuuuum, I like them with blackberry and Nutella filling
    I never saw this pan before! Interesting

  79. Karen says:

    peaches and powdered sugar

  80. Jon says:

    Homemade applesauce !

  81. meranda says:

    I have never eaten them before, but I can imagine how awesome they are. I would top them with strawberries, whipped cream, and drizzle them with breakfast crack AKA homemade buttermilk syrup which is amazing! Yum!

  82. Patty says:

    Oh wow! CAST IRON!!! Like the majority here, I ‘d have to try thr strawberries with dark chocolate, not drizzled, but poured on the top!

  83. Audrea says:

    Oh my goodness!! These look so good! I think my ideal toppings would be fresh strawberries (with a little sugar added to make their own syrup) and fresh whipped cream!! Yum!

  84. Sam M says:

    Definitely chocolate!

  85. Shelly says:

    Raspberries and sliced almonds sound amazing, but since I had never heard of these before my mind is spinning with possibilities! Thank you!

  86. Kira says:

    I am thinking baked apples, cinnamon and sugar, and sweetened cream cheese. Looks so divine! I Love learning about new types of food.

  87. Merianne says:

    I know I won’t win because I never do, but thought I’d comment anyway. The tradition in Denmark was to put a small piece of apple in the middle (the word actually means apple slice in Danish). Anyway, they’re delicious that way. But, whip cream and strawberry syrup is super yummy too!

  88. kb says:

    I’m thinking homemade mixed berry syrup…perhaps some whipped cream.

  89. Tamsen says:

    I’d like to try pineapple, whipped cream and coconut syrup.

  90. Rebecca says:

    Nutella, nutella, nutella… because I’m super healthy too and a total nutella addict!

  91. Strawberries & powdered sugar :)

  92. Lani says:

    Bananas, nutella, and whipped cream…of course!

  93. Jackie says:

    These look so delicious! I would definitely be eating mine with fresh peaches, vanilla ice cream, and homemade whip cream.

  94. Kristen says:

    The way they serve them at Solvang: raspberry syrup & powdered sugar. Mmmmm…my childhood! Thanks Mel!

  95. Heather says:

    I’m thinking nutella with raspberries, and I like the idea of sweetened cream cheese in the middle.

  96. Katie J. says:

    I love lemon juice, powdered sugar, and mangoes on top of normal pancakes – I assume it would be even tastier on ebelskivers.

  97. Heather says:

    I’m thinking warm jam would be good, maybe apricot jam.

  98. Debbie says:

    These would be delicious for my family with either bananas or strawberries with nutella or just chocolate MMmmm!!

  99. Carole M. says:

    Thanks for the generous offer!
    I get these at the Des Moines Farmers market and they knock my socks off! They serve them with strawberries and whip cream and it is perfection!

  100. Kris says:

    Maple syrup or lingonberries with whipped cream.

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