Set the oven for 200C/400F and place a baking sheet on an oven tray.
Cut the broccoli florets in bite-size pieces. Cut off the final part of the stem, then peel the stem and slice it 3-4 mm (1/10 '') thick. Peel the garlic cloves and slice them as thin as possible.
Place the broccoli florets and sliced stem in a large mixing bowl together with the sliced garlic. Add the olive oil, salt and black pepper and mix well. Use your hands and massage the broccoli pieces.
Spread the broccoli and garlic out on top of the baking sheet and bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. Serve immediately!
Garlic can be skipped entirely if you are sensitive or don't like it.
Black pepper can be substituted for lemon pepper, or another pepper of your choice.
Olive oil can be substituted for coconut oil, or another vegetable oil.
A squeeze of lemon adds a bit of freshness and is especially tasty if you're serving your roasted broccoli with fish or seafood.