The ratio of milk to chia will help determine how creamy or soupy your oatmeal will be. I like a one to one ratio of liquid to oatmeal, plus 1 teaspoon of chia (acts as a binder.) If you like yours a little more "soupy" add more milk and half the chia seeds (but don't omit). I ended up microwaving mine with the fruit on it and everything for one and a half minutes and it was amazing! The only thing I would recommend is using a somewhat oversized bowl so oatmeal can bowl a bit while heating up in the microwave.