Beat first 11 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 3 minutes or until blended. Add 2/3 cup water, beating until blended. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loafpans.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire rack.
NOTE: Bread may be frozen for up to 3 months.