1 large eggplant, cubed
1 jalapeno, sliced thinly
1/8 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
5 to 6 fresh leaves basil, roughly shredded
1/8 cup crushed pecans (or walnuts)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized baking dish, mix eggplant, jalapeno, olive oil, and maple syrup, folding until each piece has been covered in liquid.
2. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring once or twice to prevent drying of eggplant.
3. Add basil and pecans and return to oven for 10 minutes. Stir and serve.
This recipe was submitted by Stella, author of the blog, The Vegan Tree House: http://vegantreehouse.blogspot.com .