Start with fresh washed asparagus. I prefer the bigger stalks vs. the smaller stalks due to shrinkage. For smaller stalks, you would cook less minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400-degrees.
Spray oil on the pan, top with aluminum foil. Lay the asparagus in the pan; it’s okay to pile it on.
Spray more oil (I used coconut oil) on the asparagus. I also drizzled with a bit of olive oil. You can add salt and pepper at this point if you like. I added Trader Joe’s South African Smoke seasoning blend because I put it on everything. This blend combines paprika flakes, garlic, sea salt, and basil.
Bake 20 minutes. At this point the asparagus looked done but I baked them another 8 minutes; probably 5 minutes would’ve been a better choice.
Remove from oven, drizzle with balsamic vinegar which further helps to caramelize the asparagus.
Voila! Delicious! Healthy! Simple!