Who invented waffles?
According to Wikipedia and other sources, the invention of waffles can’t really be credited to only one person. They were more a product of technological advances in metal smithing, and evolved from wafers. The difference between wafers and waffles is mainly thickness and recipes. The invention of the electric waffle iron, is another story. According to About.com, the electric waffle iron was patented by Cornelius Swarthout in 1869.