Trim the tips of the carrots, scrub the outsides with a knife if needed, and slice into sticks. Depending on the size of the carrot, cut in half width-wise, then cut each section lengthwise once or twice depending on the thickness. Basically they should end up like long sticks (see pictures above).
Place all the carrot sticks in a large bowl, and toss with olive oil, maple syrup, some freshly ground black pepper, and sea salt to taste. Note that you can always add more sea salt and black pepper if needed after they are roasted in the oven.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the prepared carrot sticks on the parchment paper in a single layer.
Place in oven once preheated, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the carrot sticks are tender and roasted.
Remove from the oven and enjoy! Feel free to sprinkle on some extra sea salt or freshly ground black pepper if needed. Eat them plain right out of the oven, or dip them in some of my Vegan Cucumber Ranch !