1. Place pecans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan.
2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in pecans and fruit bits. Pour mixture into an 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
4. Bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack 2 hours or until completely cool.