A long time ago on the side of my Quaker oat box, there was a similar recipe for meatloaf. I tried it and found that the oats were a perfect substitute for breadcrumbs, healthier and solved the wheat allergy problem. I have since used oats in my ground meat recipes in place of bread crumbs. No one can ever tell and it absorbs the juices perfectly. Especially handy if you run out of bread crumbs too.