Specunana Chocolate Brownies

Speculoos, Banana, Dark Chocolate, white chocolate Brownies

A while ago I bought some Lotus Biscuit Spread which on the continent is known as Speculoos. I’d seen much hype about this product on twitter so my curiosity got the better of me and I bought some. We’re big fans of Lotus Biscuits in this house. I have many fond memories of trips to the hairdresser with my mum as a child and whilst she was sat under one of those huge driers with a head full of curlers I would be enjoying an individually wrapped Lotus biscuit as she sipped her Rombouts. Anyway, as Ronnie Corbett would say “I digress”, so it came to pass that the Speculoos after an initial flurry of interest just sat there in the cupboard unused. It was just a bit too sickly sweet to eat on its own as a spread we found. Not wanting to waste my Speculoos I got thinking and decided that incorporating it into a Brownie with some banana would be a good way of using some up.

This recipe isn’t based on one recipe but a conglomeration of several and my own experimentation. The result was delicious but if you’re wanting a predominantly Speculoos flavour then this is not the recipe for you. The longer you can wait to eat your Brownies the better as this really allows the flavours and texture to mature and improve. They keep really well in a air tight container for several days.

Speculoos, Banana, Dark Chocolate, white chocolate Brownies

Serve warm as a pudding with ice cream!

As this recipe used value chocolate, a ripe banana and the Speculoos from my cupboard I am entering it into this month’s Credit Crunch Munch which is run by myself and Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and being hosted by Anneli at Delicieux this month.

Credit Crunch Munch

Here’s a quick step-by-step overview!

Speculoos, Banana, Dark Chocolate, white chocolate Brownies

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Specunana Chocolate Brownies
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Specunana Chocolate Brownies are made with Speculoos, banana, melted dark chocolate and white chocolate chunks, what’s not to like?
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 slices
  • 125g Butter
  • 100g Dark chocolate, broken up
  • 50g Speculoos (sold as Lotus Biscuit Spread) alternatively use Nutella
  • 1 Egg, large
  • 100g Light brown Muscovado Sugar
  • 1 Medium sized ripe banana (130g) mashed
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 90g Plain flour
  • 25g Cocoa
  • 50g White chocolate, chopped into small chunks
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease and line a 20cm shallow square cake tin with baking parchment.
  3. In a saucepan melt the butter and off the heat add the dark chocolate and melt.
  4. Then whisk in the Speculoos (Lotus Biscuit Spread).
  5. In a bowl, beat the egg and add the sugar, mashed banana, cocoa and vanilla extract.
  6. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture.
  7. Add the white chocolate chunks.
  8. Sift in the flour and fold in.
  9. Spread the mixture into the prepared tin.
  10. Bake on the middle oven shelf for 20 – 23 minutes. The Brownies are ready when they form a crust, are coming away from the edges and don’t wobble in the middle when tin is shaken. Do not over bake or they will become cakey.
  11. Allow to cool on a wire rack in the tin and mark out into 16 slices.
  12. Dust with icing sugar to serve, also great with ice cream as a pudding.

Speculoos, Banana, Dark Chocolate, white chocolate Brownies

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  1. Paul Wilson

    These would go well with a nice cup of coffee.

    1. Camilla

      I’ll have a tea please;-)

  2. Ursula Hunt

    Making these with my granddaughter tomorroe

    1. Camilla


  3. Sam Bresnahan

    Oh my, these look absolutely fabulous! I would try it with nutella and maybe even the biscuit spreads from Tesco.
    Fab idea for the kids, going to get baking next week! Thanks x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, glad to inspire:-)

  4. Maddy

    Anything with chocolate in gets a thumbs up from me

  5. Anne Dalzell

    Another triumph Camilla!

  6. Fiver Feeds

    Somehow I haven’t seen this lovely recipe before so I’m very happy that you brought it back! :)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you – good to share all the recipes:-)

  7. Ursula Hunt

    another great use of Speculoos

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  8. Amy Jo McLellan

    Belgique biscuit butter is the one I love – I can eat it by the spoonful though haha but if I ever do any left over, I’d consider making these :)

  9. bev

    Cheap n cheerful!

  10. Ursula Hunt

    the banana adds a nice touch

  11. Pm Liu

    This looks delicious

  12. Ursula Hunt

    Perfect with ice cream as a gorgeous dessert

  13. K Mayers

    I saw the title and thought ‘what on earth is Specunana?’ lol. I must admit I’d never even heard the word Sepuculoo before but at least now I know. I must admit, I’m not an out and out lover of brownies but as this is so different I’d be happy to give it a go sometime. :)

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, let me know how you get on:-)

  14. Judith Allen

    Why did I look at this? It’s January and I’m supposed to not be eating sweets, cakes or chocolate. But these look so good.

  15. Paul Wilson

    They look amazing.

    1. Camilla


  16. Ursula Hunt

    Looks delicious, perfect with a cuppa

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it is:-)

  17. victoria thurgood

    These look yummy im looking forward to making them

  18. victoria thurgood

    These look yummy i will be trying to make this myself

  19. Tracy Nixon

    These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Paul Wilson

    I’ve never heard of Speculoos

    1. Camilla

      It’s called that on the continent but came over to the UK this year called Lotus Biscuit Spread, you might be familiar with Lotus Biscuits it tastes of those:-)

  21. Tracy Nixon

    This sounds a lovely recipe to follow on a dark, wet and windy Sunday! I think I will get my apron on this afternoon and make these for tea time!

    1. Camilla

      Hope you enjoy them:-)

  22. Lisa Williams

    so fantastic this is my go to brownie recipe everybody who has tried it loves it :)

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you so much, that’s made my day:-)

      1. Lisa Williams

        I have been roped into bringing them into work a fair bit too haha :)

        1. Camilla

          Oh fabulous:-)

  23. Tracy Nixon

    These look so lovely!

  24. Heather Haigh

    These look and sound incredibly delicious. I am a choccy cake fan.

  25. Tracy Nixon

    This recipe sounds wonderful thanks!

  26. Tracy Nixon

    Persfect for my dad! I am going to bake this for his birthday!

    1. Camilla

      Hope he enjoys it and his day:-)

  27. Tracy Nixon

    These look delicious! Thanks

  28. Lisa Williams

    you cant beat a brownie and these look spot on :)

  29. Susan Hall

    Mmm they look spot on 😀

  30. Maya Russell

    I have not seen Speculoos. Anyway my kids love anything with nutella in or on.

  31. Annie Costa

    Looks yummy!

  32. This is a lovely recipe. I am certainly going to try this!

  33. Christina @ChristinasCucina

    OMG, what a fabulous recipe! You are a genius! I’m not big on brownies, but these sound fantastic!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you so much:-)

  34. mandyfuller2002

    These sound tasy, mashed banana with the chocolate…yum! Am off to make some of these. Don’t think they will last long :)

  35. Jacqueline

    They look wonderful. I do love a good chocolatey brownie. My friends keeps talking about that spread. Here is his Blondie Recipe using it.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacs, it is the ultimate comfort food:-) I’ll check out the Blondies soon!

  36. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Ha! Love the name – great creativity Camilla! These look just the thing when you need a chocolate and speculoos hit 😉 Were they a hit with your kids?

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline. Kids loved the brownies:-)

  37. Ang

    I love the name – very clever. I’ve never tried speculoos so will have to keep an eye out for some next time I’m out shopping.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela, I like my name combining, it all started when I had Banoffee Pie;-)

  38. Jen @ BlueKitchenBakes

    Yum yum yum yum, bet these are really moist and gooey from the banana. Need to get round to buying some of the speculoos spread to see what I’m missing out on!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen, hope you can find some near you:-)


    Have just googled where to buy – might have to send someone out for some for me. Sounds delicicious :) xoxo

    1. Camilla

      Maybe I should be on comission LOL!

  40. Mel

    This sounds good, but now you really have me thinking that Speculoos Ice cream could be a good one to experiment with. And great with chocolate things.

    Thank you, I now know what I am going to try with some Speculoos a friend bought for Australia, but could not get on the plane for weight reasons.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks. Every cloud has a silver lining as they say:-)

  41. Janice

    How very perfect those brownies look! Great invention.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice:-)

  42. Anneli (Delicieux)

    What a great recipe! I have seen this ‘Speculoos’ spread here in the shops – the French love it!! (they love a very sweet breakfast) and I have been tempted to try it. I have had it as ice cream and I must say it was lovely. So I am guessing that your brownies are just yummy. Great use of a languishing jar of spread so a brilliant entry for Credit Crunch Munch. And one I shall store away for when I finally buy myself a jar! xx

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Anneli! You must be one of the few people in France who don’t have a jar in their cupboard LOL:-)

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