Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
In a bowl, whisk together the oil, maple syrup, soy sauce and crushed garlic until combined. Use a knife to make criss-cross incisions into each aubergine slice, making sure you don't cut all the way through.
Add the strips of aubergine and toss to coat in the maple-soy marinade. Arrange the coated strips in a roasting pan and roast for 30–35 minutes until the aubergine has softened and become sticky.
Remove from the oven and scatter with the sesame seeds, spring onion, coriander and peanuts.
EASY TIP: For an extra kick, scatter over some chopped red chilli and a squeeze of lime juice before serving.