Classic Meatloaf Recipe with a Twist: Oats Instead of Breadcrumbs

Elevate your meatloaf game with this classic recipe using oats instead of breadcrumbs. Quick and easy to make, it’s a family-friendly meal that’s sure to please.

Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that is enjoyed by many. It is typically made with breadcrumbs, but this recipe uses oats instead, creating a healthier and more nutritious version of this beloved dish. With the added benefits of oats, this meatloaf is perfect for any day of the week.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, rolled oats, chopped onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Mix well with your hands until the ingredients are fully combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 9×5 inch loaf pan and press it firmly into the pan.
  5. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  6. Let the meatloaf cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use old-fashioned rolled oats instead of quick oats for the best texture.
  • If the mixture is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of milk to moisten it up.
  • Add your favorite spices and herbs for added flavor, such as garlic powder or dried thyme.


  • Use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef for a leaner version.
  • Add in chopped vegetables such as bell peppers or carrots for added nutrition.
  • Top the meatloaf with additional ketchup or BBQ sauce before baking for a tangy and sweet glaze.

This meatloaf recipe is a delicious and healthy alternative to the classic dish. Using oats instead of breadcrumbs adds a nutty and hearty flavor that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. With its high protein content, this meatloaf is perfect for any day of the week.

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