So if I want to make meatballs (okay I'm substituting the meat with tofu, for cheapskate-ish reasons) and use old fashioned oats instead of breadcrumbs, how do I do the substitutions? Like 1/4 cup bread crumbs --> 2/3 cup oats? (I read somewhere). And do I keep the oats the way they are, or do I blend them in a food processor or crush them with mortar and pestle?
Okay so I mainly don't want to have to buy bread crumbs/bread (don't like bread too much) and I'm a college student on a budget and don't need to have a box of crackers/cornflakes around either, but old fashioned oats I do have! (Massive boxes of them in fact...) hence other alternatives wouldn't be very helpful (I mean if I have to buy something, I might as well buy those bread crumbs). I DO happen to have garbanzo bean flour lying around though, so I could use that.
Oh and I have rice around (and a rice cooker) so i could try that if it works
Also, this is my first time making meatballs so I really have no idea.