If you prefer your oatmeal warm, be sure your jar is heat safe, remove the lid, microwave for 1-2 minutes, and then serve.
If desired, add 1 scoop of protein powder to the base recipe when adding the chia seeds and flaxseed.
Almond Joy: Instead of regular milk, use coconut milk to make the base of the overnight oats. Before serving, add ½ tablespoon chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon toasted coconut, and ½ tablespoon sliced almonds.
Banana Pie: Mash ½ very ripe banana into the milk mixture before adding oats. Top with additional banana and crushed graham crackers if desired.
Peanut Butter Banana Pie: Top overnight oat with sliced banana and a drizzle of peanut butter before serving.
Apple Cinnamon: Before serving, stir in ½ tsp cinnamon and a couple of tablespoons of freshly diced apples or ¼ cup apple sauce. Top with chopped walnuts if desired.
Peanut Butter Cup: Top the overnight oat with 1 tablespoon each of chocolate chips and peanut butter.
Peaches and Cream: Before enjoying the oatmeal, stir in 2-3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt and peach 2-3 tablespoons of diced peaches.
Blueberries and Cream: To serve, stir in 2-3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt and peach 2-3 tablespoons of fresh blueberries
Strawberries and Cream: Before serving, stir in 2-3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt and peach 2-3 tablespoons of diced peaches.
Cinnamon Roll: Stir in ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and the tiniest pinch of ground cloves. Top with a dollop of vanilla yogurt if desired to mimic a cinnamon roll's frosting.
Cinnamon Raisin: Stir in ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of raisins, and 1 tablespoon of chopped nuts if desired.