Mix applesauce, sugar, oil, eggs, and milk together in large bowl. Sift dry ingredients and add to first mixture. Beat well. Add one cup chopped pecans. Pour into 8 well greased baby loaf pans.
Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 chopped pecans and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix and sprinkle over top of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Keep in refrigerator. Can be frozen.