Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Prepare parsnips by scrubbing clean or peeling, and trimming tough ends away. Cut into halves or quarters, lengthwise.
Place parsnips in a large bowl, then drizzle with oil, maple syrup or honey if desired, salt, pepper and herbs of choice. Mix to combine.
Lay in baking tray in one layer and roast for approx. 40 minutes until parsnips are just tender. Check and flip after 20 minutes. Depending on the size, the cooking time can be adjusted to 20 minutes - 50 minutes.