I made this without the butters. The house still smelss great, and I have 3 big loaves of pumpking bread to share. The spice combo is perfect, exactly like pumpkin pie and it is a very economical recipe to make given that it only uses one can of pumpkin for the 3 loaves. I had to do a lot of baking, and this recipe gives a lot of results, and is no more difficult than making one loaf. A keeper!!