Preheat the oven to 400F and trim the woody stems off the end of each asparagus spear. Arrange the asparagus into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet or enameled baking dish, and drizzle with the melted coconut oil. Add in the minced garlic, salt, and pepper, and toss directly in the pan to coat the asparagus evenly with the oil and spices.
Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, until the asparagus is crisp-tender, but not soggy. Serve immediately.