Preheat oven to 350° F.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. In a large bowl combine, sugar, oil, applesauce, eggs and milk. Stir the dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture; stir in the 1/2 cup pecans.
Pour batter into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Begin checking at about 45 minutes and then every 5 minutes thereafter until done. If the top appears done, place foil around the edges to a void burning.Servings: 1 Loaf, 6 to 8 slices