6 parsnips (~500-600 g), sliced into quarters lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 200oC. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl so the parsnips are fully covered in oil and syrup. Spread parsnips on a baking tray in a single layer. Roast for 30 minutes, until tender.